Lincoln Home National Historic Site will host the following special programs on September 26 and 27, to commemorate the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln.
All programs are free.
Saturday, September 26.
National Public Lands Day:
Celebrate the National Park Service by participating in a nationwide day of volunteer service.
1:15 p.m. Learn about Abraham Lincoln’s connections to other national parks during a special ranger program (Visitor Center Theater 1).
2:00 p.m. Get a 45-minute sneak-peak of Ken Burns' new six-part series titled “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea" (Visitor Center Theater 1).
2:45 p.m. Help NPS employees clean up the park by pruning trees, cleaning exhibits and historic structures, removing litter, and repairing living history clothing (stop at the Visitor Center for information).
Sunday, September 27,
2:00 p.m. Living in Lincoln’s Shadow: Discover how the house at the corner of 8th and Jackson Streets went from Mr. Lincoln’s home to a National Park Site. Presented in Visitor Center Theater 1.
The national historic site’s Visitor Center, located at 426 South Seventh Street, Springfield, Illinois, is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 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.