Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Upcoming Events

National Presidents Wax Museum in South Dakota

There is quite a bit going on in terms of Lincoln activities. I thought I'd spend a moment this morning to pass along a few of the most interesting events planned for this weekend:

62nd Annual Boy Scout Lincoln Pilgrimage

Join the Boy Scouts of America on Friday April 25 through the 27th as they walk where Lincoln walked. They will visit sites throughout central Illinois, from Lincoln's New Salem to the Old State Capitol and Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield.

For more information, call Randy Scott at 217.546.5570 or visit their website http://www.alincolnbsa.org/

Pioneer Days

The Lincoln Pioneer Village in Rockport, Indiana will host their Pioneer Days Celebration on Saturday, April 26 from 10 AM to 4 PM.

For more information, call 812.649.9147 or visit their website http://www.lincolnpioneervillage.org/

Lincoln Circuit Ride 2008

You may recall last year's post about this group. They're back!

Illinois' Old Eighth Judicial Circuit provided the life experiences that made Abraham Lincoln immortal. Over 2 weekends, we will make every attempt to ride the same roads and visit the same court houses as did Abe. Bring your children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors. On weekend 1 the tour leaves at 9 am April 26th, 8th & Capitol in Springfield. We will overnight in Lincoln and end at the Piatt/Champaign County Line Marker on April 27th.

For more information, call Rose at 217.891.6297 or visit their website http://www.lincolncircuitride.com/

Our American Cousin

Sterling, Illinois invites you to their production of Our American Cousin, the play Lincoln was watching when he was assassinated.

Show times are Friday, April 27, 7:30 PM. Saturday, April 28, 7:30 PM. and Sunday, April 29, 2:00 PM.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students.

For more information, call Tim Tedrick at 815.622.3248 or visit their website http://www.centennialauditorium.org/CCP/CCP_Shows/Cousin/Our_American_Cousin.html

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Professor George Hopkins, retired Western Illinois university, will present a lecture and slide show on the Lincoln assassination on Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 2pm in Peoria, Illinois.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information call Mr. Leslie Kenyon at 309.674.7121

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