Birds in Lawrence County is incorporated as a village, named after the landowner of the site, John Bird.
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**CANCELLED** Camp 16: Discovering History’s Mysteries
Students entering 5th-8th grades: July 6-10, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily.
Join us on an incredible time-traveling adventure as we discover history’s exciting mysteries. Work with fellow detectives, using your History Detective Kit, to decode cyphers, examine evidence, and solve puzzles before time runs out!
Summer Music at the Museum
Music will fill the air this summer as History Comes Alive at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum! Every Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., June 6th through August 15th, you'll be treated to FREE outdoor concerts in front of the museum or in Union Square Park. This week you'll enjoy music from the Springfield Municipal Band!
History of Chicago’s Lakefront (Live Program via Zoom)
Join the Edgewater Historical Society on July 11th at 11 a.m. (via Zoom) for the much anticipated, but delayed program, History of Chicago's Lakefront with noted Chicago geographer and historian Dennis McClendon. You won't want to miss this.
Junior Historians Summer Reading Club (Intermediate) Virtual Event
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum invites youth to join us this summer in a virtual (via Zoom) reading club as we discuss books about the world we share. Our hope is to provide relevant books that allow youth to engage with our staff and their peers around topics that are important to them. Our promise is a safe space where youth can think, discuss their ideas, challenge assumptions, and (hopefully) grow a little based on what we read. We also promise to remember it’s summer and keep it fun!
Our Intermediate book selection for July is Jason Reynolds’s, Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in 10 Blocks.
Music will fill the air this summer as History Comes Alive at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum! Every Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., June 6th through August 15th, you'll be treated to FREE outdoor concerts in front of the museum or in Union Square Park. This week you'll enjoy music from the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band!
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