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Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:10 am

How Pilgrims, a determined editor and Abraham Lincoln invented Thanksgiving Day

 In the beginning there were Pilgrims and Indians, more or less like we learned in school: after a successful harvest in November 1621, the governor of Plymouth Colony organized a thanksgiving fe...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:11 am
 “What are six hundred human beings worth? How much ought we expend to give so many wandering exiles a home and shelter from persecution?”The year was 1849, and the question was being asked i...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:10 am

The archaeological museum, threatened with closure, sits at a confluence of human history

 In the morning, the landscape is shrouded in mist, and a profound stillness permeates the air, interrupted only by the beating wings of a thousand snow geese as they take flight from the wetland...
Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:13 am

Historical artifacts on display Aug. 3-Nov. 15 at ALPLM

 A thought-provoking exhibit on Lincoln’s relationship with Jews will open at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum on Monday, Aug. 3. “With Firmness in the Right: Lincoln and the Jews” a...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
 This is your unofficial guide to the concerts, presentations, lectures, dinners and other events surrounding the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Reenactment. Please note that parking downtown will be restr...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

Health care, death and mourning in the 1800s

 Historians, experts and enthusiasts gathered on April 15, the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s death, to discuss his assassination, his health care and mourning a president.Wayne C. Temple, depu...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

Historians address the ramifications of Lincoln’s death

 Even before he ascended to the White House, Abraham Lincoln was often referred to as “old.” It wasn’t an insult but a compliment.“He radiated the qualities of wisdom and nurturing,” sa...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

Lincoln’s hearse a labor of love

 A replica of the horse-drawn hearse that carried Abraham Lincoln’s body to Oak Ridge Cemetery in 1865 is built from more than wood and metal and ostrich plume feathers reaching more than a doz...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am
 Blasts of cannon woke the citizens of Springfield at dawn on the day of the melancholy event. They fired every half hour until 11 o’clock, and every minute between 11 and noon. At 20 minutes p...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am
 If the Lincolns continued to take a Springfield newspaper even after they moved to Washington, D.C., no doubt they would have been shocked by the May 12, 1864, issue of the Illinois State Journa...


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