Pack up the car and travel for a day of fun, history and outdoor activities with your kids with these five destinations near Chicago.
Practical travel guide to one of the jewels of the National Parks System, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln’s tomb are on the defensive over an unflattering critique in National Geographic magazine and looming budget cuts that could threaten management of the historic site, even as they commemorate the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War president’s assassination.
CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield introduces us to a Chicago area man who is recreating the locomotive that carried Abraham Lincoln’s body from Washington to Springfield 150 years ago.
Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield is billed as the second most visited cemetery in the country and already has memorials for veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, in addition to Lincoln’s Tomb.
A suburban funeral director has come up with an unusual way to honor Abraham Lincoln next month.
On this date in 1863 President Abraham Lincoln wasn’t even the featured speaker as thousands gathered to venerate the fallen soliders at Gettysburg.
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It would be a good narrative, if it were only true.
In history books and televised documentaries, we see Abraham Lincoln as a blurred, distant figure in black and white.
Dozens of Lincoln family documents have been donated to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, thanks to the widow of a man who was once the state’s Lincoln collection curator.
Lincoln historians and fans will be celebrating the life and service of the 16th President’s father this weekend.
Mason Johnson knows nothing about horoscopes or astrology. Seriously. When he was six, his mom thought it was funny to make him stick his head out the car window and scream, “What’s your sign?” at women walking by. That is the extent of his experience. Also, Mason is an Aquarius… ladies.
The Emancipation Proclamation and two other items related to the end of slavery are on display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.
Researchers scouring the National Archives for papers involving President Abraham Lincoln say they’ve made an exciting discovery: a first-person account of a doctor who rushed to Lincoln’s side after he was shot at Ford’s Theatre in D.C.
Whether you’re celebrating Presidents Day, honest Abe’s Day of birth, or just looking for a weekend getaway, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum is worth the trip to Springfield. This is an educational experience for adults and children of all ages to have fun, make memories and even learn a little something about our 16th president. Here’s a run down of museum highlights and tips to help you plan your next trip.
On the official Illinois holiday honoring President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, word of a famous painting of his First Lady is being called a fraud.
Lincoln history buffs are in for a birthday treat this weekend.
Admirers of Abraham Lincoln will be none too happy to learn that state budget cuts are threatening historic sites across the state.
It looks like the name – and maybe the face – of now convicted power broker William Cellini will remain right up there with Honest Abe in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.