LERNA, Ill. (AP) — The Lincoln Log Cabin Historic Site will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death with special theater performances.
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ Catholic bishops are calling on schools and parishes across the state to ring their bells next month to mark the end of the Civil War.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution is looking for a missing gavel it says was made from the floor in Abraham Lincoln’s Springfield law office.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two silver medallions from Abraham Lincoln’s hearse will be displayed at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum as part of an exhibit marking the 150th anniversary of his assassination.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — An archaeologist has offered details of what excavators found last summer when they were working near the McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington.
Archaeologists in July unearthed part of the footprint of the 1836 courthouse where experts said Abraham Lincoln worked as an attorney. On Saturday Floyd Mansberger of Fever River Research of Springfield said archaeologists from the firm found clues to the footprint of a jail and the old courthouse. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports they also found fragments of artifacts, like whiskey bottles, ink bottles and pipes.
Mansberger says crews found the jail’s cellar and discovered it was a 20-by-40 feet structure with a kitchen.
The archaeological work was done in advance of construction on a tourism center at the site.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A railroad depot where Abraham Lincoln spoke before leaving for his first inauguration is among 23 Illinois sites added last year to the National Register of Historic Places.
ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — Funding is about $100,000 short for a replica of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train to make a trip from Washington to Springfield to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s death.