Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
(in alphabetical order)
10th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Band Period Ball – February 9, 2008, Governor’s Mansion, Springfield, Illinois; The 10th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Band presents a period 1860 Presidential Ball on February 9, 2008 at the Governor's Mansion in Springfield. The band performs with period instruments complete with period dress.
The 11th Civil War Symposium & Reenactment
The National Archives and Records Administration, Great Lakes Region partnering with the Cantigny First Division Foundation present a symposium on Abraham Lincoln as War President.
The Abolitionist Church and Lincoln's Friend, Jameson Jenkins
Program offered by Westminister Presbyterian Church, Springfield, February 15, 2009, 4:00 p.m. For further information: www.wpcspi.org.
Abraham Lincoln in Song
Live program of song depicting researched and accurately accurate period music directly associated with Abraham Lincoln, including songs he knew and loved, and recounting stories Lincoln himself told. The program brings Lincoln's life and times to audiences in an entertaining, yet educational new way.
Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Festival, Lincoln, Illinois, September 12-13, 2008. www.railsplitting.com
Abraham Lincoln Triathlon Series
The American Legacy Collection Foundation – Kay Smith, Illinois Artist Laureate; traveling art exhibition entitled "Holding Hands With History".
Ashokan Farewell performed by Jan Ungar and Molly Mason at
Sangamon Auditorium, UIS.
Barat Education Foundation's program furthering the program surrounding The Abraham Lincoln & Me Primary Source Activity Book for Early Readers. www.thebaratfoundation.org
The Benjamin H. Grierson Society's An Evening with General Grierson and President Lincoln, April 12, 2008 in Jacksonville. An evening of music provided by the 10th Cavalry Regimental Volunteer Band.
President Lincoln honoring Benjamin Grierson for his services during the Civil War. For more information, call (217) 243-4003.
Calvary Academy Lincoln Gettysburg Address Contest
Essay contest for Academy 8-12th grade students. Grand prize winner will be eligible for a trip to Ashikaga, Japan, Springfield's Sister City. Students have up to 500 words to relate the ideals of the Gettysburg Address to the 21st century. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Essays About Lincoln – A statewide reading and writing contest celebrating Lincoln’s 200th Birthday; sponsored by Illinois State Archives, Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois State Library – partnering with Illinois Center for the Book.
"Exploring Lincoln: His Life and Legacy"
A year long public programming initiative in which Abraham Lincoln, his life and his legacy are explored through music, art, drama, books, film, storytelling and other activities. This initiative is a program of the Joliet Area Historical Museum.
FirstServe Press - Lincoln Bicentennial Bike Tour
Launching the Lincoln Legacy Initiative, an exciting results-driven campaign to deliver more than 200,000 brand new books to community programs serving the hardest to reach children in the state of Illinois. For further information, www.firstbook.org
Growing Up with Abe Lincoln
Day camp for hands-on activities used in 1820's designed for children ages 7-12. parks.macomb.com
Highland Park Poetry, Poetry Challenge 2009
Illinois writers of all ages are encouraged to write poetry connected to the theme of Abraham Lincoln. For further information, www.highlandparkpoetry.org.
Historical Society of the Fort Mill Country
Village of Mundelein Celebrates Lincoln's 200th Birthday. For further information (847) 566-7743.
Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds Museum
Reenactment of Lincoln's August 17, 1858 speech in Lewistown. For further information: email@example.com
"Let Freedom Ring"
Lincoln July 3-5, 2009 Bicentennial Events in Mt. Morris
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln
Historical artistic depiction of Abraham Lincoln by Thomas Kennedy, artist.
Lincoln and the West, 1809-1860
Newberry Library web exhibit relates Lincoln's early life experiences to the events by which westward expansion and the future of slavery came to dominate American politics. Launches February 1, 2009.
A Lincoln Bicentennial Art Showcase
Lincoln Land Community College features 22 Central Illinois artists in a Bicentennial art exhibit featuring various art mediums including painting, photography, sculpture and ceramics. Show dates: January 19 through February 14, 2009. For further information: www.llcc.edu
Lincoln College Museum
Unveiling of a contemporary portrait of Abraham Lincoln, "The Head of Lincoln" invites viewers to recall the wisdom and ideals of Abraham Lincoln. Unveiling on Saturday, May 3.
Lincoln, Illinois Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
Restages the 1858 rally in which Lincoln participated. Interpretative event with music and programs on October 16, 2008.
Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield
Presents "A Lincoln Bicentennial Art Showcase"
Featuring twenty-two Central Illinois Artists
James S. Murray Gallery, Menard Hall
Show dates: January 19 through February 14, 2009
Lincoln Memorial Half Marathon, Run Where Lincoln Walked
April 5, 2008
This half marathon race (13.1 miles) in Springfield takes runners past the Old State Capitol, Presidential Library & Museum, Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices, Lincoln Home and Lincoln Tomb.
Lincoln's Journey of Remembrance
Recreation of Lincoln's historic 1828 flatboat trip from Rockport, Indiana to New Orleans, Louisiana
Lincoln-Douglas Debate Sesquicentennial Events
From August to October of 1858 Lincoln and Douglas met in seven different cities in Illinois to participate in a series of formal political debates. These seven communities will commemorate this important time in history with a series of events from July through October 2008.
Lincoln-Manahan Restoration Project - Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society
Restoration project of the pre-Civil War era home where Abraham Lincoln stayed when visiting Sterling to speak at a rally for John C. Freemont in 1856. The home will be open as a museum and student learning center. For more information on saving the house where Lincoln slept, contact: email@example.com
Lincoln Land Community College Announces a Special Lincoln Essay Contest
To commemorate Abraham Lincoln's Bicentennial year, 2009, Lincoln Land Community College (www.llcc.edu), District 526, announces a special Lincoln Essay Contest for district wide students. Competition levels include elementary, middle and high school.
For further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lincoln Land Community College Elderhostel Program
The life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln
The Douglas-Lincoln Debates: The Times, The Issues, the Impacts.
The Lincolns from A to Z
Betty Carlson Kay, author
Liturgical Arts Festival of Springfield: "The Lincoln Connection"
Tour Springfield churches with a Lincoln connection on April 26, 2009. For further information: www.lafspringfield.org.
Logan County's Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Guidebook for Teachers and Students: Remembering and Celebrating the Life and Legacy of a Man Called Abraham Lincoln in Logan County, Illinois. For further information contact Paul Gleason, (217) 732-3155.
The Papers of Abraham Lincoln
The Papers of Abraham Lincoln is a long-term project dedicated to identifying, imaging, and publishing, both comprehensively in electronic form and selectively in printed volumes, all documents written by or to Abraham Lincoln during his entire lifetime (1809-1865).
Petersburg Triathlon Group
Integrating the Lincoln legacy with the town of Petersburg, New Salem and the sport of Triathlon.
The Princeton - Illinois Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Bicentennial 2009 programs including the re-dedication of DAR plaque placed in 1915 commemorating Abraham Lincoln's speech in Bryant Woods in 1856.
Reading Lincoln - Exploring Lincoln and the Civil War Through Books
Exhibit opening February 7, 2009 at the Edgewater Historical Society and Museum
St. Joseph's Home of Springfield Lincoln Bicentennial Ornament
Commemorating Lincoln's 200th birthday, this annual ornament was designed in cooperation with the Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. For further information www.abelincoln.com
The Schaumburg Youth Symphony Orchestra honors one of history's most renowed leaders in a Salute to Abraham Lincoln. Full length program on February 16, 2009. For further information: www.prairiecenter.org.
Shelby County Lincoln Heritage, Inc.
Creation of legacy projects to honor Abraham Lincoln and local Shelby County attorney, Anthony Thornton, entitled "Let's Debate" to commemorate the August 9, 1856 debate in Shelbyville.
Sister Cities Association of Springfield
Gettysburg Address speech and essay contest winners from Springfield's Sister City, Ashikaga, Tochigi, Japan will make presentations at the Old State Capitol, November 19, 2008, 2009 and 2010. For further information contact JZerkle996@aol.com.
Sons of the Union Veterans' Restoration of the Chicago Light Artillery Monument, Peoria Soldier's Monument and 36th Illinois Battle Flag
Springfield College-Benedictine University
Quiddity international literary journal and public radio program
and February 18, 2009 Bicentennial celebration.
"Through Lincoln's Eyes: Galena and Grant"
Planned Bicentennial Exhibit at the Galena History Museum including video with Lincoln stories relating to Galena and Ulysses S.
Trial & Tribulations
Historical program scheduled for September 2009 in Oakland. matson1847.blogspot.com
The Turning Point: Quincy's Lincoln-Dougls Debate Symposium, February 2, 2008
Setting the backdrop for the 2008 sesquicentennial celebration of the 6th Lincoln-Douglas Debate on October 13, 1858.
University of Illinois at Springfield Lincoln Legacy High School Forum
Commemorating the life of Lincoln and his legacy through historical essays, written or creative works. For further information: http://www.uis.edu/academicaffairs/lincolnforum
World President's Organization/Young President's Organization
World-wide organization meeting annually. The 2009 program will
lead off at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois. For further information: www.wpo.org and www.ypo.org.