History Has Never Been So Alive
May 23, 2023
This summer History Comes Alive returns for its 14th Season as Abraham and Mary Lincoln lead a cast of characters on a trip back in time! Meet the Lincolns at historic sites throughout the city and learn about their lives in Springfield.
From historic portrayals at locations such as the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Lincoln Herndon Law Office Visitors Center, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum to a Flag Lowering Ceremony at the Lincoln Tomb with the 114th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry Reactivated, visitors are invited to become a part of living history. Listen to Abraham deliver some of his most famous speeches at the Lincoln Depot, meet and greet both Mary Lincoln and General Ulysses S. Grant, and enjoy live music and an ice cream social at Edwards Place.
Calling all foodies! History Cooks is back! Have you ever wondered what Mrs. Lincoln fed her hungry boys, or how the ethnic diversity played into the food of the Lincoln neighborhood, or what was served at Lincoln’s Inaugural Dinner? Check out the new History Cooks collection! Each week the Lincoln Home has partnered with Lincoln Land Community College’s Culinary School to feature a cooking demonstration inspired by the life and times of the Lincoln Neighborhood. Make sure to collect all of this season’s recipe cards so you can make your own history cooks dish!
Springfield wasn’t the only town Abraham Lincoln ever lived. Reserve your spot on the free Saturday morning shuttle to Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site. The reconstructed pioneer village near Petersburg, IL is where Abraham spent his life as a young adult. Let us shuttle you back in time so you can explore this site on your own for a few hours every Saturday.
Visit our website to find the entire schedule. We’ll see you soon!Download Itinerary