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Encounters With Lincoln's Bloomington

Fri Jul 15 17:00:00 2016

The annual Lincoln’s Festival in Bloomington opens Friday, July 15, with Encounters with Lincoln’s Bloomington, which showcases our many connections to Lincoln with performances in historic Downtown buildings situated around the Museum Square where Lincoln once walked. Actors in period dress will perform inside the Museum (second floor courtroom with two performances and third floor classroom with one performance), at Heritage Plaza, and Ensenberger Condominiums, for a total of five performances.

After the end of the Civil War, the nation and our community needed to heal the deep wounds created by four long years of war. During this year’s performances you will hear stories that illustrate how the residents of Bloomington began to reunite, rebuild, and move on. As our community and its people began to change in many important ways, new opportunities developed in business and politics, especially for women.

The performances are free and open to the public.. The Museum will serve as the starting point, and visitors are urged to arrive no later than 6 p.m. in order to see the entire presentation. Performances will begin every 20 minutes with the last performance at 7:40 p.m.

For more information about this and other events during Lincoln’s Festival in Bloomington, please visit http://www.lincolnsfestival.net/

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Encounters With Lincoln's Bloomington