Abraham Lincoln

Finding Lincoln on the Spoon River Drive

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The Spoon River Drive beckons my husband Keith and me each year.  Yes, we have been there, yes we have done that, but I always see something new and different and this year we had just finished harvest and a day away was balm to the soul. Being from the Land of Lincoln, I am […]

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The Abraham Lincoln Hearse is at the Illinois State Fair Museum

I know Norm Claussen because of our shared love of old iron. Norm and Mike Hall head up the antique tractor display at the Illinois State Fair and this year, Norm also took on another job, he is the President/C.E.O. of the Illinois State Fair Museum foundation. This year they brought a very special treat […]

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Today I took the grandkids to a fun event, the Back 2 School Party where the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library teemed up with the community to collect back packs for low income students. The collection began on July 7th and has been a resounding success. This back to school party was the day the collection […]

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Today is the 10th anniversary of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. This amazing site in Springfield is celebrating in a big way and one of the things they have done to bring attention to the 10th year is to have a student art competition. The pictures on display at the museum are winning […]

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Murals, art in unexpected places.

Downtown Springfield has an art program that I am loving. They are adding murals like this of Lincoln the Surveyor at various buildings adding a touch of art to the downtown capital. The Artification project began in 2013 as a cultural endeavor. The city used local artists to create the murals that hopefully attract tourists […]

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