Posts Tagged ‘lincolnland’

Central Illinois B&B with whirlpool tubs & fireplaces

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Looking for a quick weekend away from it all? Are you looking for Lincoln and the perfect Springfield IL lodging? Springfield is home to the Lincoln Presidential museum and the capitol building of Illinois. Along with beautiful architecture and historic importance, the small community of Taylorville is only 30 minutes from Springfield, and has avoided being polluted with chain shopping and fast-food bonanzas.

The wonderful thing about coming to Lincolnland is our rich historical background. The Lincoln Presidential Library is the premier resource for Prairie State history and all things Illinois related. They also open the manuscripts, audiovisual and Lincoln collections by appointment.

The Hunt Club Suite

The Hunt Club Suite

The museum includes several different and special sections focusing on Lincoln and the world surrounding him. Some sections of the museum include: The Illinois Gallery, Ms.Lincoln’s Attic, “Journey One,” the pre-presidential years, “Journey Two” the White House years, the Treasures Gallery, Ask Mr. Lincoln & Ghosts of the Library.

We hope you will come and explore what is happening along our leg of the Lincoln Prairie Trail soon. There are 8 rooms in our main inn, on the second and third floors. Most of our rooms have whirlpool tubs and fireplaces. We also have a carriage house containing the Hunt Club suite. It has two fireplaces and a jacuzzi tub. We are the ideal location for your Illinois Weekend Getaways!


Lincoln Bicentennial: The Last Lincoln Lecture

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

There will be a very interesting lecture on Lincoln at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum a week from today on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.

Richard Carwardine

Richard Carwardine

If you are looking to learn and experience more about our 16th President while staying at our Springfield IL lodging, this lecture will be a great chance to gain an experts insight into Lincoln’s mind.

“The Last Lincoln Lecture” will be held by Oxford scholar Richard Carwardine. Carwardine is hoping to discuss the position of Lincoln within the global setting and examining what Lincoln believed the United States’ relationship was with the rest of the world.

He is the author of Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power. This is just one of the many oppurtunities to learn and explore Linconland during your stay at the Market Street Inn.


Lincoln Bicentennial: Local Lectures

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Look forward to local Lincoln events soon near our Springfield IL lodging.


On February 8th and 9th at the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum, enjoy a presentation by Columbia University historian Erik Foner, who has recently finished a book project as editor of esteemed essays on Lincoln. The book is called Our Lincoln: New Perspectives on Lincoln and His World. Foner will be presenting his thoughts on the 16th president during the lecture: “Reflecting on Lincoln”. The event will begin at noon in the library multi-purpose room.

Later in the day there is a panel discussion lead by the owner of the Abraham Lincoln bookshop Dan Weinberg. All the way from Chicago, he is going to be joined by some of the other leading Lincoln collectors in the nation. The panel, entitled “Collecting Lincoln”, will start at 2 p.m. This will be an excellent chance for visitors to learn more about Lincolnland. These events require reservations, so make sure to call the museum at: 217-558-8934


Lincoln Bicentennial: Springfield IL

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Lincoln once said, “To this place, and the kindness of its people, I owe everything.” He was speaking to the community of Springfield Illinois, where he made a home for himself and found his wife.

Today, much of what made Springfield a home to Lincoln is still here. His law office, which he ran with his partner William H. Herndon, is now on the registrar of historic places, and one can take a tour of the historic building. In the summertime, there is a costumed guide portraying Lincoln’s clerk.

Market Street Inn is near Springfield IL Lodging. We are approximately 29 miles from Springfield.

There are several other interesting historical Lincoln sites in Springfield. One can visit Lincoln’s home; the

Abe Lincolin's Home in Springfield IL

Abe Lincolin's Home in Springfield IL

only home he ever owned, where he lived for 17 years before leaving for Washington D.C.

It was also here in Lincoln Hometown that Abe delivered his “House Divided” speech. It was during the Republican National Convention; only after that speech did the concept of a “divided House” become common terminology.

Lincoln addressed the people of Springfield at the train depot before leaving to take office in the White House. It was here that he spoke the kind words about his community members quoted at the top of this page. You can visit this Great Western Railroad Station, where Lincoln bid farewell to his friends and family to take on the greatest responsibility of his life.

And, of course, Lincoln’s tomb is also here in Springfield. After his assassination, his remains were returned to the town he loved so much, and great speeches to his unparalleled service were spoken. His tomb is a sizable 117-foot tower, and contains the bodies of his wife and three of four sons. The outside of the tomb features sculptures of Lincoln, and inside are many excepts from Lincoln’s speeches and famous words. It is a powerful place, and an essential part of any visit to Lincolnland.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, an extraordinary new facility, opened just a few years ago.   It is open 7 days weekly w/ Wednesday being the late day.   One should allow approximately 4 hours for this tour.   

I hope you will come to visit us, and Lincoln, soon. There is a wreath-laying ceremony at his tomb on February 12. Starting in June and throughout the summer there is a flag lowering ceremony every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the tomb.

A humble man, Lincoln remains alive because what he did with his life affects us all today. Come and visit the home of this American hero.


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