music, living history return to Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Actors portray Lincoln, his wife and his
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[July 22, 2021]
Music and living history return to the Abraham
Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum this summer, with concerts
at the museum and appearances by President Lincoln, Mary Lincoln and
Ulysses S. Grant.
Lincoln and the other historic
characters answer questions, pose for pictures and give visitors a
different way to engage with the past. Ask Lincoln why he wears such
a big hat, have Mrs. Lincoln describe what it was like to move into
the White House or chat with Grant about famous battles.
And music, of course, both entertains and educates. It helps
listeners connect with Lincolnís era and see how music has changed
Abraham Lincoln (portrayed by Fritz Klein) will appear at the
presidential museum every Friday from noon to 2 p.m. and every
Saturday 2 to 4 p.m.
Mrs. Lincoln (portrayed by Pam Brown) will join him 1-2 p.m. on
Fridays and 2-4 p.m. on Saturdays.
Ulysses S. Grant (portrayed by Larry Werline) will be at the museum
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on July 3, 10, 24 and 31.
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The Springfield Municipal Band will perform two concerts outside
the museumís main entrance, both from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The date next date is
Saturday, July 17.
In addition, singer and multi-instrumentalist Randy Erwin appears in the
museumís main plaza many weekdays. He performs folk songs, gospel tunes and
popular music from Lincolnís era.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum uses a combination of
rigorous scholarship and high-tech showmanship to immerse visitors in Lincolnís
life and times. The library holds an unparalleled collection of Lincoln books,
documents, photographs, artifacts and art, as well as some 12 million items
pertaining to all aspects of Illinois history.
For more information, visit www.PresidentLincoln.Illinois.gov