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Lincoln's Festival in Bloomington

Saturday, July 20
Starts at 10:14 AM

McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main St, Bloomington IL 61701

Celebrate Lincoln’s legacy in Bloomington-Nor​mal and enjoy Civil War re-enactments, music, demonstrations, talks and a walking tour of Lincoln sites in downtown Bloomington.

The McLean County Museum of History will present, “A Soldier’s Story: The Ghost of Andrew Lewis”, presented by historian and re-enactor, Robert Davis. This one man presentation brings to life a 52- year-old African American Civil War veteran, who reminisces about his journey from slavery to freedom.

The performance takes place in the Gov. Fifer Courtroom at the Museum from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 20.
Saturday, July 20 Events begin at 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Lincoln’s Festival in Bloomington – Join the Museum for this annual festival celebrating Lincoln’s legacy in Bloomington-Nor​mal. Throughout the day, various sites will host Civil War re-enactors, traditional craft demonstrations, children’s activities, period musical performances, carriage and wagon rides and a variety of other historical programs. Saturday activities on the square will include a very popular walking tour of Lincoln related sites in downtown Bloomington with Executive Director, Greg Koos. (Meet on the East steps of the Museum on Main Street). Participate in the youth and adult Lincoln related scavenger hunts at the Museum and nearby “Looking for Lincoln sites and receive a “Lincoln in Bloomington” audio tour CD. Civil War Reenactor and historian Robert Davis will present his program, A Soldier’s Story: The Ghost of Andrew Lewis.

Other locations participating in the festival to include David Davis Mansion State Historic Site, Bloomington Public Library, the Burr House , Franklin Park, and Illinois Wesleyan University Ames Library lawn. Watch for more information coming soon about these events on our website www.mchistory.o​rg.