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Lincoln's Festival in Bloomington

Sat Jul 19 10:00:00 2014

Annual Lincoln’s Festival in Bloomington events set for July 18 – 20

The McLean County Museum of History will be part of the annual Lincoln’s Festival in Bloomington July 18 – 20. The weekend event will celebrate the community’s many connections to Abraham Lincoln and the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War with activities at multiple sites.

The Museum will host activities on Saturday, July 19.Museum Executive Director Greg Koos will lead a walking tour of Downtown Bloomington sites at 10 a.m. Storyteller Brian Fox Ellis will be featured in the Gov. Fifer Courtroom in the Museum at 11 a.m., and throughout the day, visitors of all ages are invited to participate in the Looking for Lincoln Scavenger Hunt.

At other area sites activities are planned including the Civil War generals, infantry and cavalry encampments, performances by the33rdIllinois Volunteer Regiment Band and the Orpheus Mandolin Orchestra. Living history interpreters in period dress, including Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln, will be on hand at numerous locations. Children’s activities, carriage rides and demonstrations of period craftsmanship will also be featured, along with cannon volleys and skirmishes between troops and more.

The event is free and open to the public. For schedules and details on activities at other locations, visit the website at: www.lincolnsfestival.com or call(309)824-8862.

Contact: Barb Adams, Bloomington-Normal Lincoln Fest Coalition

Phone (309) 824-8862 e-mail history.bea@gmail.com

Web Address:www.lincolnsfestival.com

DETAILS

Event Name: Lincoln’s Festival in Bloomington

Beginning Date: July 18, 2014

Ending Date: July 20, 2014

Venues

Downtown Bloomington, David Davis Mansion State Historic Site, Franklin Park, Burr House, McLean County Museum of History, Bloomington Public Library, and Illinois Wesleyan University

SEE WEBSITE FOR ACTIVITIESAT EACH SITE

Event Phone Number (Main):(309) 824-8862

Event Phone Number (Toll Free):

Web Address:www.lincolnsfestival.com

Email Address:history.bea@gmail.com

Lincoln's Festival in Bloomington