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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

ABRAHAM LINCOLN EVENTS

BICENTENNIAL UPDATE
ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM
FEBRUARY 2009

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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC

Tuesday, February 10
Program of Spirituals
12 - 12:45 pm
Dr. Naima Johnston explores this historical American art form, sharing history and meaning.
Presidential Museum, Plaza
Museum admission required

Wednesday, February 11
One Destiny Performance
3 - 3:30 pm
Events of the fateful night of Lincoln's assassination, retold by Ford's Theatre manager and actor.
Presidential Museum, Union Theater
Museum admission required

Wednesday, February 11
Illinois Symphony Orchestra Performance
6:30 pm Pre-Concert Celebration
7 pm Concert
-Let Freedom Sing!- is a citywide musical celebration featuring the ISO. Special guest narrator is Bill Kurtis, award-winning television journalist and producer, Jerry Lambert, News Channel 20 Anchor and Fritz Klein, Lincoln reenactor.
Prairie Capital Convention Center
9th & Adams
Free admission

Thursday, February 12
From My Front Porch Performance
10:30 am
Rose Allen talks about life in 1863 Springfield in this theatrical piece of living history.
Presidential Museum, Plaza
Museum admission required

Thursday, February 12
Meet the Lincolns Performance
11:15 am - Noon
Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln, aka Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller, welcome you.
Presidential Museum, Union Theater
Museum admission required

Thursday, February 12
The Lincoln Trio
12 pm
Presented by Illinois' famed Ravinia Festival, the Lincoln Trio performs as part of their Bicentennial Tour. Formed in 2003, the Lincoln Trio has emerged as one of Chicago's most celebrated chamber ensembles.
Lincoln Home

Thursday, February 12
The Four Sopranos
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Performance of Spirituals
Presidential Museum, Plaza
Museum admission required

Thursday, February 12
One Destiny Performance
2:15 - 2:45 pm and 4:15 - 4:45 pm
Events of the fateful night of Lincoln's assassination, retold by Ford's Theatre manager and actor.
Presidential Museum, Union Theater
Museum admission required

Friday, February 13
The Lincoln Trio
10 am
Presented by Illinois' famed Ravinia Festival, the Lincoln Trio performs as part of their Bicentennial Tour. Formed in 2003, the Lincoln Trio has emerged as one of Chicago's most celebrated chamber ensembles.
Presidential Museum, Plaza
Museum admission required

Friday, February 13
From My Front Porch Performance
11:15 am
Rose Allen talks about life in 1863 Springfield in this theatrical piece of living history.
Presidential Museum, Plaza
Museum admission required

Friday, February 13
Meet the Lincolns Performance
12 - 12:45 pm
Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln, aka Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller, welcome you.
Presidential Museum, Union Theater
Museum admission required

Friday, February 13
Lincoln & Frederick Douglass
Emancipation and the Dream of Freedom - From Slavery to the White House
2 pm
Featuring Lincoln, Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lincoln Home Visitor Center

Friday, February 13
One Destiny Performance
3 - 3:30 pm
Events of the fateful night of Lincoln's assassination, retold by Ford's Theatre manager and actor.
Presidential Museum, Union Theater
Museum admission required

Friday-Sunday, February 13-15
Our American Cousin
by Springfield Theatre Centre
Authentic staging of the hit comedy attended by the Lincolns on the night of his assassination. Play about British and American manners.
Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 S 6th St
Tickets at (217) 414-8905

Saturday, February 14
Lincoln & Frederick Douglass
Emancipation and the Dream of Freedom - From Slavery to the White House
10 am
Featuring Lincoln, Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lincoln Home Visitor Center

Saturday, February 14
Music of the Lincoln Era
1 - 3 pm
Music of Lincoln's era performed by singers and musicians.
Lincoln Home Visitor Center

Saturday, February 14
Abraham Lincoln: A Biography in Words and Music
4 pm
Features Lincoln and other historical characters talking about his life with performances of related period music.
Lincoln Home

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