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Posted:
03/16/2017

Abe's Events March 17 – 24, 2017

Author:
Alison Warren

Just Good Art: The Chuck Thurow Gift at the Illinois State Museum

Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 4:30 pm, Sunday: Noon - 4:30 pm

The Illinois State Museum invites visitors to a new exhibition that highlights a major gift of more than 100 contemporary artworks given to the museum in 2016 by Chicago collector and arts advocate Chuck Thurow. "Just Good Art: The Chuck Thurow Gift" exhibition will be on display from February 4 - May 7, 2017. 

 

The Wizard of Oz at the Hoogland Center for the Arts

Friday & Saturday: 7 pm; Sunday: 2 pm

The most beloved musical of all time, "The Wizard of OZ", is whirling into the Hoogland Center for the Arts March 2017! Follow the yellow brick... Read More

Posted:
01/06/2017

Get Ready For 217 Burger Week

Author:
Maggie Poteau

Ooh-wee!  There is nothing quite like a delicious mouth watering hamburger dripping with gooey melted cheese and surprising fixings to boot.  Springfield is shaking things up with “Burger Week.”   Visit Springfield is partnering with the Illinois Times to spotlight our city’s amazing food scene.  On Jan 23, 217 Burger Week will kick off in Springfield, Illinois.  For the first time ever the City of Springfield will be celebrating hamburgers that will make even the most discerning foodies smile.  

For one week only (Jan. 23-29), Springfield’s finest restaurants, bars and other eateries will serve up some of the most... Read More

Posted:
03/10/2016

The Sweet Life in Springfield, IL

Author:
Kristen Chenoweth

Here in the capital city, we really enjoy our snacks and sweets. Consequently, we’re lucky to have not one, but many, local, family-owned shops  that offer a tempting array of homemade chocolates, popcorn, fudge, candies, nuts and pastries. Each has a unique story, but they share the ability to delight everyone who walks through their doors. 

When you step into the 1950’s-era Pease’s Candy store, you can just imagine generations of children stopping by with their pennies to choose a treat after school. The shop’s location in a quiet, residential neighborhood is just a few blocks’ drive from downtown Springfield and worth a trip for the original... Read More

Posted:
03/10/2016

Springbreak

Author:
Kristen Chenoweth

It's time to think spring! Break free of cabin fever and start planning a family road trip to Springfield. Easy to reach from many Midwestern metro areas, Springfield has everything you need for a fun, Abe-spirational getaway!

Discover history by walking in the footsteps of one of America's most beloved presidents, legendary Abraham Lincoln. Start off at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site touring the only home the Lincoln's ever owned. Make sure to keep an eye out for special exhibits as the National Park Service celebrates its 100 year anniversary in 2016 with the Find Your park program.Climb the stairs to the House and Senate chambers at the Old State Capitol, where Lincoln gave his ... Read More