Things To Do

Events

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., 02/11/2016
E.g., 02/11/2016
2014-11-22 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-29 00:00:00
Location: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
This exhibit focuses on Lincoln's best-known speeches while teaching visitors about Lincoln's transformation, ultimately putting the United States on track to become the first bi-racial democracy in world history. This exhibit is a collaboration with the Chicago History Museum and will be an inspiring and reflective commemoration of Lincoln's death. Roughly ninety to one hundred original objects, including the Lincoln family carriage and the death bed of Abraham Lincoln, will be on display. Museum admission is required
2015-12-04 00:00:00 -- 2016-05-31 00:00:00
Location: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
This temporary exhibit features items from the presidential library’s Illinois collection that highlight a prestigious small college called St. Mary’s School for Girls, which operated from 1868 to 1935 in Knoxville, Illinois.
2016-01-15 00:00:00 -- 2016-04-30 00:00:00
Location: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library - Atrium
In collaboration with the Springfield based Prairie Art Alliance, ALPLM will host a display of original works from local and area artists. FREE
2016-02-01 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-29 00:00:00
Location: Lincoln Home Visitor Center
Learn about the milestone National Park Service events.
2016-02-01 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-29 00:00:00
Location: Lincoln Home National Historic Site
View a display of everyday items that were found between the floorboards and other places in the Lincoln Neighborhood houses when they were restored. Exhibit located in the Arnold House located in the Lincoln Home National Historic Site
2016-02-12 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-12 00:00:00
Location: Lincoln Tomb
American Legion annual program that features guest speakers and a wreath laying to honor the 207th birthday of President Lincoln. FREE
2016-02-12 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-12 00:00:00
Location: Old State Capitol, Representatives Hall
Join Lincoln scholars and students of history from all levels for two fascinating presentations from Dr. Louis Stevenson and Dr. Jason Silverman about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Donations encouraged
2016-02-12 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-12 00:00:00
Location: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
We will commemorate Lincoln’s birthday with FREE admission to the museum all day. Did you know that Lincoln was a surveyor, a lawyer, a shop owner, among other careers? Come and learn about how he earned his living and how those careers have changed over time. We’ll have Living History characters, musicians, including the 10th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Band, and other special events. We will also put on display three special objects from our Lincoln Vault, including Lincoln’s famous top hat, Mary’s music box, and a portrait of Tad. For a limited time, from February 12 through February 28, we will have on public display the Gettysburg Address written in Lincoln’s own hand. FREE ADMISSION DAY.
2016-02-12 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-12 00:00:00
Location: Lincoln Tomb
American Legion annual program to honor President Lincoln on his birthday. Guest speakers and wreath laying. Event is free and open to the public.
2016-02-12 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-12 00:00:00
Location: Old State Capitol - Senate Chambers
Abraham Lincoln's Birthday Ball is on! The Springfield International Folk Dancers will be hosting it from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the afternoon of his birthday – Friday, Feb. 12 – again in the Senate chamber of the Old State Capitol in Springfield. You are invited to come and dance with us. The Ball will be free and open to the public. We expect tourists and school groups to watch and hopefully to participate in some of the easier dances.
2016-02-12 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-12 00:00:00
Location: Springfield Art Association
Looking for a fun Friday night out with friends? Bring a bottle of wine, cheeses, and desserts with you to savor while making art in the studio! Theme is Vinyl Album Cover Art. Each person gets an inspirational photo to work from with one-on-one help from the instructor. This unique experience can be a pick and choose one-time class or you may sign up for the entire session. SAA will provide all art supplies. Tickets are $20
2016-02-12 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-12 00:00:00
Location: Boondocks Pub
Country music band Brushville live at Boondocks February 12th! Tickets $10 at the door!
2016-02-13 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-14 00:00:00
Location: Inn at 835
This is a charity event is in support of the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life. For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we're helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures, and fighting back against cancer. You are invited to attend a weekend of mystery, great food, fun and excitement. The Event will be held at the Inn at 835 in historic downtown Springfield, Il. There are three dinner times to choose from, with a different murder mystery at each dinner. Tickets are $50 each
2016-02-13 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-13 00:00:00
Location: Boondocks Pub
Country music artist Frankie Ballard live at Boondocks February 13th! Tickets $20 Buy Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/1LxFHhq
2016-02-13 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-14 00:00:00
Location: Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Come to the Lincoln Home Visitor Center to play with 1860s era reproduction toys and complete childrens activities to earn a junior Ranger badge

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