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Kay Smith
Illinois State Liaison
 
112 North Sixth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701
(217) 558-9025
(217) 557-4592 (F)
www.lincoln200.net 

 

 

 

 

IL ALBC Calendar Events - 2009

 

Date

Event

City

2/5/2009 through 3/9/2009

Holding Hands with History
Kay Smith, Illinois Artist Laureate, presents a traveling art exhibit entitled "Holding Hands with History" celebrating the Bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln. The exhibit opens at the Pritzker Military Library in Chicago on February 5, 2009 and runs through March 9, 2009.

Contact Info:
Mark Heiden
mheiden@pritzkermilitarylibrary.net
(312) 587-0234
Event Website:
www.pritzkermilitarylibrary.org

Chicago

2/6/2009 through 2/8/2009

Our American Cousin
Coinciding with the Lincoln Bicentennial observance, this hilarious and haunting production is an authentic staging of the hit 19th Century comedy about a staid British family whose lives are turned upside down by the arrival of a boorish American relative. The play assumed its place in American history when it was performed at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. in April of 1865, with President Lincoln in the audience. This STC production will recreate that pivotal union of theatre and history

Contact Info:
Bill Bauser, Jr.
springfieldtheatre@gmail.com
217-414-8905
Event Website:
www.springfieldtheater.com

Springfield

2/7/2009 through 2/8/2009

Lincoln Birthday Celebration
Celebrate Lincoln's 200th birthday with a weekend of historical characters, performances, tours, and refreshments. The Museum and Fithian Home will both be open and free to the general public. Check the web site for specific time of activities

Contact Info:
Sue Richter
vermilioncounty@att.net
217-442-2922
Event Website:
vermilioncounty@att.net

Danville

2/8/2009 through 2/8/2009

Lincoln Academy Award Recipient Discussion
Join recipients from the February 7 Lincoln Academy Awards Ceremony for a panel discussion on Lincoln. The discussion will take place at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library on the afternoon of February 8. Exact time will be announced soon.

Contact Info:
Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
hpa.bicentennial@illinois.gov
217-558-9025

Springfield

2/9/2009 through 2/9/2009

The Last Lincoln Lecture
Richard Carwardine, a Rhodes Professor of American History at Oxford University and author of Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power will present an evening lecture program entitled "The Last Lincoln" in Springfield on February 9, 2009. Springfield location and exact time will soon be announced.

Contact Info:
Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
hpa.bicentennial@illinois.gov
217-558-9025

Springfield

2/10/2009 through 2/10/2009

The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage
David Mark Epstein, author of The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage, will discuss his book in Union Theatre at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in the evenong on February 10. Exact time and ticket information will be available soon at www.presidentlincoln.org or www.lincoln200.net.

Contact Info:
Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
hpa.bicentennial@illinois.gov
217-558-9025

Springfield

2/10/2009 through 2/10/2009

Anniversary of the Lincoln Reception at the Home
Program commemorating the Anniversary of the Lincoln Reception at 603 S. Fifth Street, The Vachel Lindsay Home. This was the lifelong residence of poet Vachel Lindsay, remembered locally for "Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight." Built in 1846, Lindsay's home was originally owned by Mr. and Mrs. Clark M. Smith, Mary Lincoln's sister and brother-in-law.

Contact Info:
Jennie Battles
217/524-0901

Springfield

2/11/2009 through 2/11/2009

Lincoln's Farewell Address
On February 11, 1861, President-Elect Lincoln bade farewell to the citizens of Springfield as he embarked for Washington, D.C. Springfield students and the public will welcome Mr. Lincoln in to the Prairie Capitol Convention Center and be taken back in time to Mr. Lincoln's departure with stories from Lincoln's neighbors, friends and children. The 10:30 a.m. program is open and free to the public.

Contact Info:
Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
hpa.bicentennial@illinois.gov
217-558-9025

Springfield

2/11/2009 through 2/11/2009

Illinois Symphony Bicentennial Performance
The Illinois Symphony performs on the eve of Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center in Springfield. Performance time is 7:00 p.m. This performance is sponsored by the Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and is free and open to the public.

Contact Info:
Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
hpa.bicentennial@illinois.gov
217-558-9025

Springfield

2/11/2009 through 2/11/2009

Living History Programs
Throughout the day, uniformed Ranger Talks and Living History Programs will be offered at a variety of locations within the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Old State Capitol and other historic sites.

Contact Info:
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Tim_Townsend@nps.gov
217-391-3241
Event Website:
www.nps.gov

Springfield

2/12/2009 through 2/12/2009

Naturalization Ceremony
New United States citizens will be sworn in during a special Bicentennial Naturalization Ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on February 12, 2009 at the Old State Capitol in Springfield.

Contact Info:
Old State Capitol
hpa.bicentennial@illinois.gov
217-558-9025
Event Website:
www.lincoln200.net

Springfield

2/12/2009 through 2/12/2009

Bicentennial Period Ball
A Bicentennial Period Ball will be held the evening of Mr. Lincoln's birthday in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Plaza. The 10th Cavalry Regiment Band will provide period music; ladies and gentlemen are invited to wear mid-1800's attire. The event is free and open to the public. Specific time will soon be announced on this website.

Contact Info:
Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
hpa.bicentennial@illinois.gov
217-558-9025
Event Website:
www.lincoln200.net

Springfield

2/12/2009 through 2/12/2009

Statewide Birthday Bell Ringing
A statewide bell ringing at Noon at the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln. All are invited to join in the ringing.

Contact Info:
Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
hpa.bicentennial@illinois.gov
217-558-9025

Springfield

2/12/2009 through 2/12/2009

Living History Programs
Throughout the day, uniformed Ranger Talks and Living History Programs will be offered at a variety of locations within the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Old State Capitol and other historic sites.

Contact Info:
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Tim_Townsend@nps.gov
217-391-3241
Event Website:
www.nps.gov

Springfield

2/12/2009 through 2/12/2009

George L. Painter Lincoln Lectures: Session 1
The Painter Lectures are a regular February 12 offering at Lincoln Home. Participants in Session 1 include Dan Guillory, Kent Gramm and Wayne Temple discussing the Literary Uses of Lincoln. The lecture is from 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Lincoln Home National Historic Site Visitor Center, Theatre 1.

Contact Info:
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Tim_Townsend@nps.gov
217-391-3241
Event Website:
www.nps.gov

Springfield

2/12/2009 through 2/12/2009

Lincoln Author Book Fair
Many well known Lincoln authors will be in Springfield on Lincoln's 200th birthday. They will participate in book signings, panel discussions and programs. All events to be held throughout Springfield's historic sites. Daniel Epstein, Karen Winnick, Michael Burlingame, David Contosta, Daniel Howe, Elizabeth Varon and others will be celebrating the Bicentennial in Springfield. Further information will be posted on this calendar.

Contact Info:
Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
hpa.bicentennial@illinois.gov
217-558-9025
Event Website:
www.lincoln200.net

Springfield

2/12/2009 through 2/12/2009

Lincoln's 200th Birthday Observance
Dale Timmermann, President of the Vandalia Historical Society and Looking for Lincoln Project Historian will showcase the ten "Looking for Lincoln" wayside exhibits located in Vandalia. Then Kevin Kaegy presents his program on "The Lincoln Boys in the White House." The Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site, the oldest capitol building in Illinois, will be illuninated by candles and period music and refreshments are provided. Begins at 6pm.

Contact Info:
Mary Cole
vandaliasthouse@sbcglobal.net
618-283-1161
Event Website:
www.vandaliaillinois.com

Vandalia

2/12/2009 through 2/12/2009

Lincoln Exhibition Grand Opening Reception
Opening reception of a new permanent exhibit, "Through Lincoln's Eyes: Grant and Galena," including the debut of a short documentary exploring the relationship of Abraham Lincoln to the Galena area and to his victorious Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant. Period attire appropriate but not required. Birthday cake and beverages. Open to the public free of charge. 7-9 p.m. at Galena History Museum, 211 S. Bench St., Galena.

Contact Info:
info@galenahistorymuseum.org
Event Website:
www.galenahistorymuseum.org

Galena

2/12/2009 through 2/12/2009

George L. Painter Lincoln Lecture: Session II
The Painter Lecture Series are a regular February 12 offering at Lincoln Home. Participants in Session II include Michael Burlingame, Catherine Clinton, Wayne Temple, Karen Kostyl, Camesha Scruggs discussing The Personal Lincoln. The lecture is from 2:30-3:45 p.m. at Lincoln Home National Historic Site Visitor Center, Theater 1.

Contact Info:
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Tim_Townsend@nps.gov
217-391-3241
Event Website:
www,nps.gov

Springfield

2/12/2009 through 2/12/2009

Family Reading Program - First Session
Abraham Lincoln will talk to children about the importance of reading. Harriet Tubman, Jameson Jenkins, Sojourner Truth will each briefly talk to the children. First Session is from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site Visitor Center, Theater 1.

Contact Info:
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Tim_Townsend@nps.gov
217-391-3241
Event Website:
www.nps.gov

Springfield

2/12/2009 through 2/12/2009

Abraham Lincoln's 200th Birthday Party
A Once In A Lifetime Celebration! Abraham Lincoln's 200th Birthday Party on the evening of February 12, 2009 in the Grand Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield. Sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Association and the Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. For further information and ticket information: www.abrahamlincolnassociation.org or www.lincoln200.net.

Contact Info:
Mary Shepherd
maryshepherd.ala@gmail.com
(866) 865-8500

Springfield

2/12/2009 through 2/12/2009

Abraham Lincoln's 200th Birthday
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site will be open on Thursday, February 12, 2009 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. to celebrate Lincoln’s 200th Birthday. Living history demonstrations will occur throughout the day, giving visitors the unique opportunity to participate in the typical daily chores and activities such as those experienced by young Abraham as a boy. A children's story-time and activities will take place in the Visitor Center at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, and again at 3:00 pm

Contact Info:
Matthew Mittelstaedt
hpa.lincolnlog@illinois.gov
217-345-1845
Event Website:
www.lincolnlogcabin.org

Lerna

2/12/2009 through 2/12/2009

Family Reading Program - Second Session
Abraham Lincoln will talk to children about the importance of reading. Harriet Tubman, Jameson Jenkins, Sojourner Truth will each briefly talk to the children. This Session is from 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site Visitor Center, Theater 1.

Contact Info:
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Tim_Townsend@nps.gov
217-391-3241
Event Website:
www.nps.gov

Springfield

2/12/2009 through 2/12/2009

Abraham Lincoln Association Roundtable
Roundtable discussion - The Age of Lincoln - featuring Vernon Burton, Daniel Walker Howe, Michael Burlingame, Elizabeth Varnon, Russell McClintock, David Contosta. 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Hall of Representatives, Old State Capitol, Springfield.

Contact Info:
Mary Shepherd
maryshepherd.ala@gmail.com
866-865-8500

Springfield

2/13/2009 through 2/13/2009

Lincoln and Leadership Program
Lincoln and Leadership Program with Fritz Klein as Abraham Lincoln. The program runs from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Springfield. The program is free and open to the public.

Contact Info:
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Tim_Townsend@nps.gov
217-391-3241
Event Website:
www.nps.gov

Springfield

2/13/2009 through 2/13/2009

Lincoln & Frederick Douglas
A Discussion with Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglas, Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King, Part I. The program will be at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. More information soon to be announced.

Contact Info:
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Tim_Townsend@nps.gov
217-391-3241
Event Website:
www.nps.gov

Springfield

2/13/2009 through 2/13/2009

Living History Programs
Throughout the day, uniformed Ranger Talks and Living History Programs will be offered at a variety of locations within the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Old State Capitol and other historic sites.

Contact Info:
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Tim_Townsend@nps.gov
217-391-3241
Event Website:
www.nps.gov

Springfield

2/13/2009 through 2/15/2009

Our American Cousin
Coinciding with the Lincoln Bicentennial observance, this hilarious and haunting production is an authentic staging of the hit 19th Century comedy about a staid British family whose lives are turned upside down by the arrival of a boorish American relative. The play assumed its place in American history when it was performed at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. in April of 1865, with President Lincoln in the audience. This STC production will recreate that pivotal union of theatre and history

Contact Info:
Bill Bauser, Jr.
springfieldtheatre@gmail.com
217-414-8905
Event Website:
www.springfieldtheater.com

Springfield

2/14/2009 through 2/14/2009

Abraham Lincoln: A Biography in Words and Music
Abraham Lincoln: A Biography in Words and Music features Lincoln and another historic character talking about Lincoln's life and includes related period musical performances by a choral group. This evening performance will be held at Lincoln Home National Historic Site Visitor Center, Theatre 1. Further information will be available on this calendar.

Contact Info:
Lincoln Home
Tim_Townsend@nps.gov
217-391-3241
Event Website:
www.nps.gov

Springfield

2/14/2009 through 2/14/2009

Lincoln & Frederick Douglass
A Discussion with Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King, Part II. Information on time and location to be announced.

Contact Info:
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Tim_Townsend@nps.gov
217-391-3241
Event Website:
www.nps.gov

Springfield

2/14/2009 through 2/14/2009

Lincoln & Frederick Douglass
A Discussion with Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King, Part III. Location and time to be announced.

Contact Info:
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Tim_Townsend@nps.gov
217-391-3241
Event Website:
www.nps.gov

Springfield

2/14/2009 through 2/14/2009

Living History Programs
Throughout the day, uniformed Ranger Talks and Living History Programs will be offered at a variety of locations within the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Old State Capitol and other historic sites.

Contact Info:
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Tim_Townsend@nps.gov
217-391-3241
Event Website:
www.nps.gov

Springfield

2/15/2009 through 2/15/2009

Living History Programs
Throughout the day, uniformed Ranger Talks and Living History Programs will be offered at a variety of locations within the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Old State Capitol and other historic sites.

Contact Info:
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Tim_Townsend@nps.gov
217-391-3241
Event Website:
www.nps.gov

Springfield

2/15/2009 through 2/15/2009

The Abolitionist Church and Lincoln's Friend
Robert J. Davis will portray Jameson Jenkins, a friend and neighbor of Abraham Lincoln and conductor on the Underground Railroad. He found a spiritual home among the abolitionists at Second Presbyterian Church, which is now Westerminster Presbyterian Church. The Westminster Choir will perform hyms from "The Presbyterian Psalmodist" of 1852.

Contact Info:
Dr. Lonnie Lee
llee@wpcspi.org
217-522-4415
Event Website:
www.wpcspi.org

Springfield