A Celebration: 200 Years in the Making

Posted: 3/15/2018
Author: Visit Springfield

A Celebration: 200 Years in the Making

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ILLINOIS TURNS 200 IN 2018 and we invite you to be part of the celebration!

Every day in Illinois amazing things are being BORN, BUILT, and GROWN. The same can be said for Springfield.

Along with all there is to see and do in the capital city, be sure to check out the special Bicentennial happenings in Springfield

WE ARE #IllinoisProud

 

*Be sure to check back as events will be added throughout the year. (last updated 4/12/18)

http://bit.ly/200ILBicentennialEvents

3/18: We Were There: Women in the Civil War at the Lincoln Home 

3/18: This Land Was Our Land: Native Americans, Globalization, and Treaties (IL Bicentennial Speaker Series) at the Illinois State Museum

3/23 - 12/31: From Illinois to the White House: Lincoln, Grant, Reagan, Obama Exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

3/28: Literary Springfield Then and Now (Town Hall Series) at the Vachel Lindsay Home

4/4: The Comeback of Conservation in Illinois (Town Hall Series) at the Illinois State Museum

4/7: Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon in Downtown Springfield

4/15: Becoming A State: The Illinois Way (IL Bicentennial Speaker Series) at the Illinois State Museum

4/21: The Fabric of Friendship at Hoogland Center for the Arts

5/8: The Birth, Death and Rebirth of Downtown (Town Hall Series) at the Lincoln Public Library

5/18 - 20 & 5/24 - 26: 1776 The Musical at New Salem's Theatre in the Park

5/19-20: Old Capitol Art Fair in Downtown Springfield

5/20: Binding Our State Together: 200 Years of Canals, Railroads, Postal Services and Roads (IL Bicentennial Speaker Series)

6/5 - 8/12: History Comes Alive at various Historic Sites in Downtown Springfield

6/7: Camp Butler: Training Grounds, Prison, Cemetery (IL & the Civil War Series)

6/14: 29th US Regiment: Colored Troops from Illinois (IL & the Civil War Series)

6/17: Illinois Antislavery and the Struggle for Freedom (IL Bicentennial Speaker Series) at the Illinois State Museum

6/28: How Illinoisans Remeber the Civil War (IL & the Civil War Series) 

7/13: Ameranth Apple Festival in Downtown Springfield

7/15: Building Illinois: Entrepreneurialism Flourishes, Workers Rise (IL Bicentennial Speaker Series) at the Illinois State Museum

7/17: Prairie to Farm Field The History of Springfield Landscapes (Town Hall Series) at the Lincoln Public Library

7/26: Grant and Sherman Win the War (IL & the Civil War Series)

8/2: Home and Community: The 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act (Town Hall Series) at the Illinois Realtor Office

8/19: Farming in the Great Corn Belt: 200 Years of Challenges, Choices and Change (IL Bicentennial Speaker Series) at the Illinois State Museum

8/25: Old Capitol Blues and BBQ in Downtown Springfield

8/26: Illinois Bicentennial Plaza Dedication at the IL Bicentennial Plaza

9/12: Public Art, Public Spaces. Integrating Art into our Landscape (Town Hall Series) at the Springfield Art Association

9/16: Illinois Art and Literature, 1818 to 2017 (Town Hall Series) at the Illinois State Museum

10/16: Route 66 History of Transportation in Springfield (Town Hall Series) at the Lincoln Public Library

10/21: From Prairie to Farm to City: Music to Commemorate Illinois' Bicentennial (IL Bicentennial Speaker Series) at the Illinois State Museum

11/13: Springfield Through the Wars (Town Hall Series) at the State Journal Register

11/17 - 25: Memorial Festival of Trees: Holidays Through Our History at the Illinois State Fairgrounds - Orr Building



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Posted by: Anonymous | 4/5/2018 8:40:07 AM
where can i sign up for the half marathon?
Posted by: Visit Springfield | 4/5/2018 9:51:21 AM | Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon
Hi! Here is the link directly to their website, https://www.srrc.net/runabe, from there you are able to register. Have a great day!

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