Well, the big day is finally here! Today is officially Lincoln’s 200th birthday. Wow, it is exciting and amazing to think about how far the country has come in since he was in office…
There were lots of celebrations in the area today for Lincoln’s big birthday party. We are having re-enactments at the Christian County Courthouse today and tomorrow, where Lincoln practiced law as part of his lawyer’s circuit. This is only two blocks, about a five minute walk from our Springfield IL lodging.
Today President Barak Obama came to Springfield to speak at the bicentennial events. Events honoring the 16th president began at the Lincoln Memorial and at Ford’s theater, where Lincoln was assassinated. The National Archives opened a special five-day exhibit where the original Emancipation Proclamation will be on display.
The Lincoln museum in Springfield IL will also be holding a special exhibit and celebration, displaying important documents and memorabilia from his life including the Emancipation Proclamation.We hope that you will come to celebrate this great man in his homes state of Illinois, true Lincolnland.