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Step back in time as history comes to life, enjoy classic cars and music of a bygone era, or savor the best in bar-b-que and blues. You'll find hundreds of special events happening all year long.

E.g., 07/29/2014
E.g., 07/29/2014
2014-02-07 00:00:00 -- 2014-08-31 00:00:00
Location: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Unlike her staged, carefully lit portraits for magazines and advertising clients, photographs in this exhibition were taken simply because Leibovitz was moved by the subject. Several Lincoln artifacts are included such as Lincoln's hat and bloody gloves.
2014-03-05 00:00:00 -- 2014-11-16 00:00:00
Location: Old State Capitol Plaza
This 90-minute, 10-block walking tour uses the Lincoln sites as the backdrop for the strange and bizarre history surrounding Lincoln's life and death. Suitable for all ages. March-May, September-October, Tuesday to Saturday. June - August nightly.
2014-03-23 00:00:00 -- 2014-08-31 00:00:00
Location: Illinois State Museum
Fragile Relations highlights the work of fourteen Illinois artists who are inspired by nature and the environment and show diverse ways of perceiving and experiencing the world. Organized by Jane Stevens, Associate Curator/Gallery Administrator
2014-05-08 00:00:00 -- 2014-10-16 00:00:00
Location: Illinois State Fairgrounds
Each Thursday, the Commodities Pavilion comes alive with local Illinois vendors, entertainment, and health-related activities. Products range from produce, meat, eggs, plants, specialty products, wine and beer - all produced right here in Illinois.
2014-05-14 00:00:00 -- 2014-10-25 00:00:00
Location: Adams between 5th & 2nd Streets
Wed. and Sat. 8:00 - 12:30. A variety of fresh produce, baked goods, plants, meats, cheese, soaps, lotions, onsite cooking stations, and local artisans. Free entertainment and chef demos. LINK, Debit and Credit Cards accepted for purchase of Market Tokens Located at Adams Street between 5th and 2nd Streets.
2014-06-02 00:00:00 -- 2014-08-26 00:00:00
Location: Lincoln Tomb-Oak Ridge Cemetery
Every Tuesday evening prior to the flag retreat, an interpreter in period clothing will give a first-person perspective of a Springfield resident who had been present at the Springfield wake, funeral procession, and funeral of President Lincoln.
2014-06-02 00:00:00 -- 2014-08-24 00:00:00
Location: Downtown Springfield
History truly comes alive in historic downtown Spingfield, Illinois! Events activities daily, June 2 - August 24. Springfield is brimming with live performances and fun activities that will completelytransport you back in time to the hometown Abraham Lincoln knew and loved. Featuring storytelling and interaction with living history presenters in full period dress, music from Lincoln's era, and even appearances by Mr. Lincoln himself.
2014-06-02 00:00:00 -- 2014-09-04 00:00:00
Location: Old State Capitol - South Plaza
This summertime program takes place on the South Plaza of the Old State Capitol at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Free performances range from singer/songwriters to musical theater performers, from dancers to jugglers. It’s a great way to break up the work day or simply to enjoy the sights and sounds of Downtown Springfield.
2014-06-03 00:00:00 -- 2014-08-26 00:00:00
Location: Lincoln Tomb - Oak Ridge Cemetery
Every Tuesday night, June - August, the 114th Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Civil War performs Civil War drills, firing of muskets and flag lowering events in front of the Lincoln Tomb.
2014-06-08 00:00:00 -- 2014-09-14 00:00:00
Location: 2200 Meadowbrook - Knights of Columbus Parking Lot
Farmers Market sponsored by the Knights of Columbus #364. Sundays, June 8 - September 14, 11 am - 2 pm. Located in the parking lot of the Knights of Columbus. 2200 Meadowbrook, Corner of Iles Meadowbrook.
2014-07-18 00:00:00 -- 2014-09-06 00:00:00
Location: M. G. Nelson Family Gallery at the Springfield Art Association
This exhibition is a comprehensive overview of contemporary ceramics with 94 pieces by 71 different artists from 27 states and Taiwan. The juror for the exhibition was Harris Deller. Mr. Deller, who is an award winning ceramicist and Professor Emertis from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Cash and merchandise awards will be presented by Mr. Deller at the opening reception, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm July 18. Reception and show open to the public.
2014-07-29 00:00:00 -- 2014-07-30 00:00:00
Location: Illinois State Museum
Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest Tuesdays Wednesdays in June July 10:00 am 2:00 pm Free and open to the public July 29/30 – Arnold’s know-it-all cousin drives Ms. Frizzle’s class crazy when she joins them on a field trip in space.
2014-07-29 00:00:00 -- 2014-07-29 00:00:00
Location: South Plaza of the Old State Capitol
This summertime program takes place on the South Plaza of the Old State Capitol at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Free performances range from singer/songwriters to musical theater performers, from dancers to jugglers. It’s a great way to break up the work day or simply to enjoy the sights and sounds of Downtown Springfield.
2014-07-30 00:00:00 -- 2014-07-13 00:00:00
Location: Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon
Join us every Wednesday at 7:00 PM (June 11 - September 24) for a special carillon concert featuring Lincoln and the music he loved, with living history presenters, in full period dress, thanks to the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition. Concert is free-of-charge. Carillon tours, which begin at 6:30 PM are $3.50 for adults and $2.75 for children.
2014-07-30 00:00:00 -- 2014-08-02 00:00:00
Location: Various Sites - Historic Downtown Springfield
An a capella group of 8 highschool and college-aged performers dressed in period clothing and presenting the music of Lincoln's day. Performances given at various downtown locations every Wednesday - Saturday, June 4 - August 9, 2014. View the History Comes Alive brochure for times and locations!

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