april, 2021

21apr7:00 pm8:00 pm“Lincoln’s Last Train Ride”7:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-05:00) View in my time

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“Lincoln’s Last Train Ride” is an engaging look at the history of the funeral train that brought Abraham Lincoln back to Springfield, and the communities in Illinois that took part in this sad journey 156 years ago.

Looking for Lincoln Conversations has invited host Chris Vallillo to facilitate a conversation with Bill Thomas, Ron Keller and Justin Blandford about the funeral train through the eyes of the four Illinois communities where Lincoln lived and worked: Bloomington, Atlanta, Lincoln, and Springfield. This free event will be held on the Looking for Lincoln Facebook and YouTube Channels.

The program will feature a panel with a wide knowledge base of the event and the communities it impacted. Bill Thomas currently serves as the Chairman of the Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership and lives in Atlanta, Illinois. Ron Keller is the Associate Professor of History and Political Science at Lincoln College in Lincoln, Illinois and Justin Blandford is the Superintendent of the State Historic Sites in Springfield, Illinois.

This program will end with a question and answer session with the virtual audience.

Looking for Lincoln Conversations is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.



(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-05:00) View in my time


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