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 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 at Theatre in the Park, Lincoln's New Salem

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

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) at Books on the Square

7/12: Civil War Widows and Orphans (IL & the Civil War Series) at Books on the Square

7/13: Ameranth Apple Festival in Downtown Springfield

7/13 - 15: Distant Thunder at Theatre in the Park, Lincoln's New Salem

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

7/13-15: Distant Thunder at Theatre in the Park, Lincoln's New Salem

7/21-22: Chatham Sweet Corn Festival at Chatham Community Park

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

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

8/2: IL Songwriters Who Helped Win the Civil War (IL & The Civil War Series) at Books on the Square

8/3-5: Oliver at Theatre in the Park, Lincoln's New Salem

8/9-11: Oliver at Theatre in the Park, Lincoln's New Salem

8/16: Original Illinois Civil War Flags (IL & The Civil War Series) at Books on the Square

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

8/23: Lincoln as Commander in Chief, A Panel Discussion (IL & The Civil War Series) at Books on the Square

8/25-26: Spoon River Anthology at Theatre in the Park, Lincoln's New Salem

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

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

8/30-9/1: Spoon River Anthology at Theatre in the Park, Lincoln's New Salem

9/1-2: Bicentennial Pagent at Lincoln's New Salem

9/6: Hamilton and Hisitory Night at the Old State Capitol

9/7-9: Annual Capital City Century starting at the Illinois State Fairgrounds

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 (IL Bicentennial Speaker Series) at the Illinois State Museum

9/28-30: 1776 The Musical at the Old State Capitol

10/5-7: 1776 The Musical at the Old State Capitol

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

11/2-3: Lincoln and Shakesphere at the Old State Capitol

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



Categories: Events, Things To Do, History,

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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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