Sunday, March 3, 2024


Jenni Dahl

“Silence Broken: The Story of the 1908 Race Riots”

Sangamon Experience - Black History Month

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The 1908 Springfield Race Riot has been a more common topic of conversation in recent years with excavations, discoveries and national discussions about race in our communities. However, most Illinoisans didn’t know it had occurred for the better part of a century, and it was rarely discussed in public forums. Join historian Doris J. Bailey for a discussion of why this pivotal event was a hidden history for so long and learn about the brave activism and research that finally broke the silence.

Abraham Lincoln Documentary

In honor of Lincoln's 213th Birthday

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 A message from Life Director Doris Kearns Goodwin

On the 213th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, it is my pleasure to join the Foundation in their ongoing mission to fortify the story and legacy of our 16th President, who sought to heal divisions and summon the citizenry to a sense of common purpose.

Toward that goal, I am excited to share with you news of “Abraham Lincoln,” a new documentary that I have executive produced with RadicalMedia for The HISTORY Channel which premieres across three consecutive nights Presidents’ Day Weekend, beginning Sunday, February 20, and continuing Monday, February 21 and Tuesday, February 22 at 8PM ET/PT.


Come Meet Lincoln, Grant, Twain

Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County

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Come meet Lincoln Grant Twain
At the Gov. John Wood Mansion, 425 S. 12th, Quincy, Illinois.
Tours start at 4:00 PM
Special Performances
Space Limited
To make a reservation call: (217) 222-1835

Read-a-Thon/Book Drive to Celebrate Mr. Lincoln's Birthday!

This event will be held in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s café space

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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is partnering with the Lincoln Library, the city of Springfield’s public library, and Compass for Kids for the Lincolns4Lincoln Read-a-Thon and Book Drive this coming Saturday, February 12 from 9am-3:30pm in the museum’s café space.We hope you and your family can join us in-person or online this Saturday to share this special day that celebrates Mr. Lincoln's love of reading!


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