History is alive at this year’s Illinois State Fair in Springfield. The Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Exhibit is back providing free programs and performances teaching individuals about the life and times of Lincoln.
The exhibit is on the grounds of the Illinois Building, just inside the fair’s Main Gate, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Sen. Althoff provides a sneak peak of the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Exhibit
Here is a list of scheduled performances for the rest of the fair:
· Aug. 18: 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m., music Lincoln loved; noon and 2 p.m., broom-making demonstration
· Aug. 19: noon and 2 p.m., Nauvoo On the Road; 1 p.m., program with Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman
· Aug. 20: ongoing, music Lincoln loved; 11 a.m. broom-making demonstration; noon and 2 p.m., Nauvoo On the Road; 1 p.m., program on dressing for afternoon tea
· Aug. 21: noon and 2 p.m., log bench-making demonstration; 1 and 3 p.m., music Lincoln loved — 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band