Public Invited to “A Visit from President Roosevelt” and Other Bicentennial Programs at Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Chief of Interpretation, Education, and Visitor Services Laura Gundrum announced that Lincoln Home National Historic Site will host the following special programs, from August 24-30, to commemorate the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln. All programs are free.
Tuesday, August 25, A Visit from President Roosevelt. Join professional Theodore Roosevelt impersonator Gib Young for a special presentation: “The Roosevelt Family during the Civil War,” at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Home Visitor Center Theater 1. Mr. Young will also be available in the Lincoln Neighborhood from 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. for photographs. This visit from President Roosevelt commemorates his role in the establishment of the National Park Service on August 25, 1916.
Tuesday, August 25, Was Lincoln Forced into Glory? Learn the answers to several important questions surrounding Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, such as: did Abraham Lincoln really free the slaves? Visitor Center Theater 1, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 29, Secession Crisis. See history come alive as a costumed interpreter discusses the four critical months during which Abraham Lincoln was the President-elect. Visitor Center Theater 1, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 30, Can You Hear Me Now? Learn about the invention of the telegraph and its important influence on Abraham Lincoln and the modern world. Visitor Center Theater 1, 2:00 p.m.
The national historic site’s Visitor Center, located at 426 South Seventh Street, Springfield, Illinois, is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Anyone wishing to obtain further information about these programs or other Bicentennial programs should contact Lincoln Home National Historic Site at 217-492-4150 or visit the historic site’s website at www.nps.gov/LIHO.
A Visit From President Roosevelt
Last updated: April 10, 2015