Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois is nominated for vice president at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, as running mate to Grover Cleveland. The convention closes on June 23.
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Join us on Thursday, July 15 at 1 p.m. for the dedication of the Miner Grade School historical marker.
Join us on Saturday, June 12 (rain date June 26) for a Cemetery Preservation Workshop at the Villa Marie Catholic Retreat Center and Newcomber Cemetery, 1903 East Lake Drive, Springfield, Illinois.
Join us on Sunday July 4, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. for the dedication of the Stone Mill Museum historical marker. The brief dedication will be followed by an open house and refreshments at the museum. The public is invited to attend the celebration.
Stone Mill Museum
315 E. Railroad Street
Sandwich, Illinois 60548 (Map)
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Little Lincoln's Fireside Tales: Summer Surfin' Fun for our Youngest Guests
Little Lincoln’s Fireside Tales returns live at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Join Miss Corinne on Tuesday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m. for an in-person storytime that incorporates hands-on activities, arts and crafts, and exciting books for children 0-5 and their caregivers.
Walk Edgewater: Lakewood Balmoral Historic District
Designated in 1999, this district displays many of Edgewater’s finest architectural gems in residential housing. Many are locally important landmarks on the Chicago Historic Resources survey of 1986.
The Surprising Stephen A. Douglas
Join the UIS Center for Lincoln Studies for a special presentation and discussion on Abraham Lincoln's political rival, Stephen A. Douglas. Reg Ankrom author of Stephen A. Douglas: The Political Apprenticeship, 1833-1843 and Stephen A. Douglas, Western Man: The Early Years in Congress, 1844-1850 will give a presentation and discusses surprising facts about Stephen A. Douglas with Dr. Graham Peck, Wepner Distinguished Professor of Lincoln Studies.
Summer Music at ALPLM
Live music fills the air with the Springfield Municipal Band playing a variety of popular musical selections to welcome our guests. The band will be performing just outside of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum’s entrance from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Walk Edgewater: Magnolia Glen
This neighborhood is one of Edgewater’s oldest, developed by William H. Cairnduff in 1888 as an addition to J.L. Cochran’s Edgewater. The homes are well cared for and show some interesting architectural details.
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