Abraham Lincoln

Knox County Historical Museum
3:24 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

A View of an Extinct Species

The passenger pigeon
Credit Knox County Historical Museum

The Knox County Historical Museum is marking the 100-year anniversary of the passenger pigeon’s disappearance from the planet.

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Maintenance Completed
12:38 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Lincoln Tomb Set To Re-Open

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 9:48 am

Oak Ridge Cemetery is the 2nd most visited cemetery in the U.S.  The main reason is Abraham Lincoln.   The 16th President, his wife Mary and three of their four sons are interred there.

Since last fall, visitors could go see the tomb and stand outside.  But the interior was closed off for maintenance work.  It re-opens on Tuesday April 1.

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Renowned Photographer
3:22 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Leibovitz Art Exhibit in Central Illinois

Annie Leibovitz looks at photos from her exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. At left are photos of the hat and gloves Lincoln had with him the night he was assassinated.
Credit Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

An exhibit of photographs by Annie Leibovitz is on display for the next six months in Springfield.

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Spielberg Movie
6:43 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Props from Lincoln Movie Coming to Illinois

The final known photo of Abraham Lincoln

Springfield will soon have a bit of recent Hollywood history on display.

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Emphasis – March 8
11:42 am
Fri March 8, 2013

The Civil War “An Immense Pool of Sadness”

Steve Berry
Credit Rich Egger

This week on Emphasis, Rich Egger’s guest is Steve Berry, Associate Professor of History at the University of Georgia. He was in western Illinois to give presentations at Monmouth College, Knox College, and Western Illinois University.

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