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Posted:
08/15/2018

Taste What's Brewing.

Author:
Visit Springfield

Microbreweries are hopping in Springfield, Illinois! 

After a day of sightseeing, enjoy our local flavors and be sure to try the official Illinois Bicentennial beer “1818 Prairie State Farmhouse Ale,” crafted by Hand of Fate Brewing Co. in Petersburg (a short drive from Springfield). 

New to downtown Springfield are Buzz Bomb Brewery, a two-story taproom offering growlers to go; and Anvil & Forge Brewing and Distilling who will be opening soon. These establishments join Obed & Isaac’s Microbrewery & Eatery, who features locally made beer and other libations, offers a full menu, as... Read More

Posted:
03/15/2018

A Celebration: 200 Years in the Making

Author:
Visit Springfield

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 are added throughout the year. (Event added on 4/27/18)

 

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) at Books on the Square

6/7-10: The Last of Mrs. Lincoln ... Read More

Posted:
01/31/2018

IDOT Celebrates African-American History Month

Author:
Alison Warren

The Illinois Department of Transportation will host a month of special events celebrating African-American History Month in February.

This year’s theme, “Uncovering Our Rich History,” will be reflected in activities focused on art, mathematics, politics, engineering and education. 

“We are proud to recognize African-American History Month with a full schedule of fun, interesting and informative events,” said IL Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn. “The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.” 

The following events are open to the public and will be held at IDOT’s Harry Hanley Building, 2300 S. Dirksen Parkway, ... Read More

Posted:
01/12/2018

President’s Day in Abraham Lincoln’s Hometown

Author:
Alison Warren

 

Take advantage of the long President’s Day weekend in February to experience history first-hand in Abraham Lincoln’s hometown of Springfield, Illinois.

Springfield is a true original, the only place in the world to see such an extensive collection of historic sites and museums devoted to the life and legacy of our 16th President. Get to know Lincoln the man, the father, the husband and the politician by walking the same streets he walked over 150 years ago.

Visit the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the Old State Capitol, the Lincoln Tomb, and a host of other sites that will transport you... Read More

Posted:
01/11/2018

MLK, Jr. Day in Springfield

Author:
Alison Warren

 

Springfield, IL is celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday January 15th with several events.

43rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast: January 15th at 7:30am. Breakfast will be held at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity March and Annual Program: January 15th at Noon. March begins at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church located at 1800 Martin Luther King Dr.

Community Day: January 15th from 9 am - 5 pm. where the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum will celebrate his legacy with his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at 10:30am & 1:30pm.

MLK 50 Exhibit at the Springfield and Central IL African American... Read More

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