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New Salem at 100

New Salem at 100

State historic site celebrates anniversary and plans for the future

New Salem at 100

New Salem at 100

State historic site celebrates anniversary and plans for the future
Petersburg's hidden treasures

Petersburg's hidden treasures

Menard County murals by national artists celebrate Lincoln and local...

Petersburg's hidden treasures

Petersburg's hidden treasures

Menard County murals by national artists celebrate Lincoln and local lore

 

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5/20/1812

Illinois becomes a territory of the second grade, with suffrage for all white males over 21 who are taxpayers and have lived in the territory for 1 year.

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Mary's Treasures

Hosted by Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

  • 28 November 2018
  • Author: Elaine Evans
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Event date: 12/13/2018 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Export event

Mary's Treasures
On Mary Lincoln's 200th birthday, take a look at some of the treasures in our vault related to this fascinating first lady. The items you'll see include her diamond necklace, letter opener, rare documents and the fan she reportedly took to Ford's Theatre on the night of her husband's murder. Mrs. Lincoln herself (portrayed by Pam Brown) will be there for an interview with State Historian Samuel Wheeler.

The event is free and takes place in our library building, at 112 N. Sixth Street, Springfield.

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 N. Sixth Street
Springfield, IL (Map)

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