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Thursday, May 3, 2012 04:09 pm

Century of silver and gold


This weekend, four Springfield locations celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting. A large number of Girl Scouts are expected at Lincoln’s Tomb on Friday, May 4, for receiving vault tours from 3-6 p.m. with a costumed living history presenter. A special flag retreat ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. Both events are planned for scouts, but the public is invited to join in. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum houses a commemorative Girl Scout exhibit through May. Paid admission to the museum is required to see the display. The ALPL Museum and Library also have programs on Saturday, May 5, featuring women. Visit for details. Last but not least, the Vachel Lindsay Home hosts an exhibit and program 2-4 p.m. May 5. Historic and current Girl Scout memorabilia will be on display and at 2:30 p.m. attendees have the opportunity to share their thoughts on the future of Girl Scouting, place an item in a time capsule, and to be photographed by the award-winning photographers of Troop 6400. Reservations are suggested for this event. Phone Erin at 241-3745.

Girl Scouts 100-year anniversary events
Friday, May 4, 3-6pm and 6:30pm
Lincoln’s Tomb State Historic Site
Saturday, May 5, throughout day
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library
Museum admission
Saturday, May 5, 2-4pm
Vachel Lindsay State Historic Site