Abraham Lincoln http://wuis.org en Springfield Ordinances for Lincoln's Funeral Unearthed http://wuis.org/post/springfield-ordinances-lincolns-funeral-unearthed <div style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; text-indent: 36pt; margin: 0px;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Planning is underway for next year's 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:43:37 +0000 Lee Strubinger 23743 at http://wuis.org Springfield Ordinances for Lincoln's Funeral Unearthed Lincoln Tomb Set To Re-Open http://wuis.org/post/lincoln-tomb-set-re-open <p>Oak Ridge Cemetery is the 2nd most visited cemetery in the U.S.&nbsp; The main reason is Abraham Lincoln.&nbsp;&nbsp; The 16th President, his wife Mary and three of their four sons are interred there.</p><p>Since last fall, visitors could go see the tomb and stand outside.&nbsp; But the interior was closed off for maintenance work.&nbsp; It re-opens on Tuesday April 1.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:47:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 21794 at http://wuis.org Lincoln Tomb Set To Re-Open New Lincoln Postage Unveiled In Springfield http://wuis.org/post/new-lincoln-postage-unveiled-springfield <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>On the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth Wednesday, the U.S. Postal Service issued a new stamp paying homage to the Sixteenth President.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new, black-and-white, 21 cent stamp is available at post offices nationwide. It features a close-up photograph of the Lincoln Memorial statue, in Washington D.C. But the unveiling of the stamp wasn't there.</span></p><p>The ceremony was at the Old State Capitol building, in Springfield — where Lincoln gave his "House Divided" speech.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:13:56 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 18863 at http://wuis.org New Lincoln Postage Unveiled In Springfield Lincoln Birthday Events At Old State Capitol http://wuis.org/post/lincoln-birthday-events-old-state-capitol <p>The U.S. Postal Service has a present for Abraham Lincoln fans this week.&nbsp;&nbsp; On his birthday Wednesday, a new stamp will be unveiled at the Old State Capitol depicting Lincoln.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>It's part of events that will mark the 205th anniversary of Lincoln's birth.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:04:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 18447 at http://wuis.org Lincoln Birthday Events At Old State Capitol Spielberg To Receive Lincoln Award In March http://wuis.org/post/spielberg-receive-lincoln-award-march <p>The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation is planning to honor Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg. &nbsp;</p><p>The foundation says it will award the ``Lincoln'' director its Lincoln Leadership Prize in Chicago on March 19. ``Lincoln'' star Sally Field will present the award. According to the foundation, the prize is given to those with character, conscience and a commitment to democracy and service. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:47:27 +0000 Associated Press 17872 at http://wuis.org Spielberg To Receive Lincoln Award In March Author Brenda Wineapple Brings To Life An 'Ecstatic Nation' http://wuis.org/post/author-brenda-wineapple-brings-life-ecstatic-nation <p>We often think about the 1800's as a backward period,&nbsp; an era of slavery and war.&nbsp;&nbsp; But <a href="http://www.brendawineapple.com/bio.html">Brenda Wineapple </a>wants you to take a different view.&nbsp;&nbsp; She'll speak in Springfield this week.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:45:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 16974 at http://wuis.org Author Brenda Wineapple Brings To Life An 'Ecstatic Nation' Author Of Mystery Lincoln Letter Identified http://wuis.org/post/author-mystery-lincoln-letter-identified <p></p><p>It's been more than 25 years since workers renovating Abraham Lincoln's home found a letter fragment in a mouse's nest inside a wall. &nbsp;<br />But researchers think they've finally identified the author of the mystery letter as newspaper editor Andrew Johnston. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:13:44 +0000 Associated Press 16246 at http://wuis.org Author Of Mystery Lincoln Letter Identified "Lincoln" Movie Exhibit Opens Next Month http://wuis.org/post/lincoln-movie-exhibit-opens-next-month <p></p><p>Costumes, furniture and other props used in Steven Spielberg's 2012 film ``Lincoln'' will go on display in Springfield next month. &nbsp;</p><p>The items will be featured in an exhibit that opens Jan. 17 at Union Station, across the street from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. &nbsp;</p><p>The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports the exhibition is called: ``Lincoln: History to Hollywood.'' &nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:16:18 +0000 Associated Press 15799 at http://wuis.org "Lincoln" Movie Exhibit Opens Next Month Lincoln Letters Discovered In San Marino http://wuis.org/post/lincoln-letters-discovered-san-marino <p>A country can't be too small or too far away, apparently, to get in on the craze for Lincoln memorabilia. &nbsp;<br />Springfield's Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum says in a statement that the tiny European nation of San Marino has helped turn up letters to Lincoln.<br />&nbsp;<br />An 1861 letter from San Marino's joint heads of state bestows honorary citizenship on Lincoln. It also expresses hope for peace in the U.S. In a<br />response, the 16th president writes the Civil War involves the question of&nbsp; whether a country can save itself from internal division. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:53:52 +0000 Associated Press 14669 at http://wuis.org Lincoln Letters Discovered In San Marino "Lincoln In The World" Reviews His Handling Of Foreign Affairs http://wuis.org/post/lincoln-world-reviews-his-handling-foreign-affairs <p>Kevin Peraino has written a book about Lincoln, but it's on a topic few have tackled.&nbsp; "Lincoln In The World" examines Lincoln's foreign policy and his influence around the world. &nbsp;<br /><br />Peraino is qualified in this area, having served as a foreign correspondent for Newsweek.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:07:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 13841 at http://wuis.org "Lincoln In The World" Reviews His Handling Of Foreign Affairs Illinois Is 16th State To Allow Same-Sex Marriage http://wuis.org/post/illinois-16th-state-allow-same-sex-marriage <div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</div><p>Illinois is now the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage. Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill into law Wednesday in Chicago that makes the state the largest in the Midwest to legalize gay weddings. The law takes effect in June when county clerks can begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Illinois allowed civil unions in 2011, but it was a bumpy road to same-sex marriage in President Barack Obama's home state.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:42:50 +0000 Associated Press 13427 at http://wuis.org Illinois Is 16th State To Allow Same-Sex Marriage Lincoln Predicted The World Would Not Remember His Gettysburg Address; 150 Years Later It Does http://wuis.org/post/lincoln-predicted-world-would-not-remember-his-gettysburg-address-150-years-later-it-does <p></p><p>Today marks the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, an occasion observed at the start of the day at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield.</p><p>There's a line in the Gettysburg Address, where Lincoln wrote "the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here."</p><p>And yet, 150 years later, a Lincoln impersonator was repeating the 16th President, reenacting the brief, yet poignant, speech, at the stroke of midnight.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 09:31:20 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 13320 at http://wuis.org Lincoln Predicted The World Would Not Remember His Gettysburg Address; 150 Years Later It Does Lincoln's Journey To Gettysburg http://wuis.org/post/lincolns-journey-gettysburg <p>The story of the Gettysburg Address began long before that day Abraham Lincoln stood at the speaker's platform and delivered those famous 272 words.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 12867 at http://wuis.org Lincoln's Journey To Gettysburg Newspaper Apologizes For Negative Review Of Gettysburg Address http://wuis.org/post/newspaper-apologizes-negative-review-gettysburg-address <p>A Pennsylvania newspaper says it's sorry it didn't recognize the greatness of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address 150 years ago. &nbsp;</p><p>The Patriot-News of Harrisburg on Thursday retracted a dismissive editorial penned by its Civil War-era predecessor, The Harrisburg Patriot &amp; Union. &nbsp;<br />The president's speech is now considered a triumph of American oratory. But the retraction notes the newspaper's November 1863 coverage said it amounted to ``silly remarks'' that deserved a ``veil of oblivion.'' &nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:38:06 +0000 Associated Press 13039 at http://wuis.org Newspaper Apologizes For Negative Review Of Gettysburg Address ALPLM Hosts Gettysburg Address Events http://wuis.org/post/alplm-hosts-gettysburg-address-events <p>150 years ago next week, Abraham Lincoln delivered a 272 word speech that has become known as one of the greatest in history.&nbsp; Tuesday, November 19, marks the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.&nbsp;</p><p>On Monday, the day before, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will host events to honor the occasion.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 12801 at http://wuis.org ALPLM Hosts Gettysburg Address Events Lincoln Tomb To Close For Repairs http://wuis.org/post/lincoln-tomb-close-repairs <p>Abraham Lincoln's final resting place will be off limits to visitors for a few months as repairs are made.&nbsp;<br />The Lincoln Tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield houses the former President, his wife and three of their four children.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The state is investing more than 600 thousand dollars to restore interior finishes that have deteriorated over the years.&nbsp; That includes plaster molding, paint, wall panels and plaques. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 03:39:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 12578 at http://wuis.org Lincoln Tomb To Close For Repairs 'Lincoln' Artifacts Coming To Lincoln Museum http://wuis.org/post/lincoln-artifacts-coming-lincoln-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A piece of Hollywood is coming to Illinois. Director Steven Spielberg is sending props and sets from the movie “Lincoln” to be part of a new exhibit at Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.</span></p><p>The museum will get two big sets: the Lincoln bedroom, and the cabinet room in which the president — played by Daniel Day-Lewis — argued for passage of a constitutional amendment to abolish slavery.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:39:07 +0000 Brian Mackey 11850 at http://wuis.org 'Lincoln' Artifacts Coming To Lincoln Museum Marking The Former Home Of The Concordia Seminary http://wuis.org/post/marking-former-home-concordia-seminary <p>Longtime residents of the Springfield area will recall the <a href="http://concordiahistorical.blogspot.com/2013/01/pieces-of-our-past-concordia.html">Concordia Theological Seminary</a>.&nbsp; For about 100 years, it taught those who would become leaders of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.&nbsp; The seminary moved to Indiana in 1975. &nbsp;<br /><br />Today, the Department of Corrections uses the buildings for training.&nbsp; The site also housed what was once known as Illinois State University, during Abraham Lincoln&#39;s time.<br /> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:55:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 10929 at http://wuis.org Marking The Former Home Of The Concordia Seminary Tourism Dropoff In Springfield http://wuis.org/post/tourism-dropoff-springfield <p></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:20:23 +0000 Associated Press 10500 at http://wuis.org Tourism Dropoff In Springfield The Lincoln Tomb, the Lincoln Home, Iles House, Edwards Place and the Illinois State Military Museum http://wuis.org/post/lincoln-tomb-lincoln-home-iles-house-edwards-place-and-illinois-state-military-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today is sponsored by the Lincoln Tomb, the Lincoln Home, Iles House, Edwards Place and the Illinois State Military Museum-- the&nbsp; sites on the candlelight tour, &ldquo;The Fiery Trial: Civil War Stories by Candlelight,&rdquo;&nbsp; The theme is the Emancipation Proclamation. Tomorrow from 5 to 9.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 05:00:01 +0000 9304 at http://wuis.org The Lincoln Tomb, the Lincoln Home, Iles House, Edwards Place and the Illinois State Military Museum Lecture To Focus On Jameson Jenkins' Home In Lincoln Neighborhood http://wuis.org/post/lecture-focus-jameson-jenkins-home-lincoln-neighborhood <p>Jameson Jenkins was Abraham Lincoln's neighbor.&nbsp; The site of his former home is located in the Lincoln Neighborhood. &nbsp; While <a href="http://www.nps.gov/liho/planyourvisit/upload/Jenkins%20Site%20Bulletin.pdf">Jenkins</a> is far less well-known than the future president who lived a few doors away, he is nonetheless an interesting figure in history. &nbsp;</p><p>WUIS' Sean Crawford spoke about research being done with Lincoln Home National Historic Site Superintendent Dale Phillips and Site Historian Tim Townsend on Illinois Edition:</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 14:37:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 8496 at http://wuis.org Lecture To Focus On Jameson Jenkins' Home In Lincoln Neighborhood Tomb At Oak Ridge Cemetery To Close For Repairs http://wuis.org/post/tomb-oak-ridge-cemetery-close-repairs <p>The final resting place of Abraham Lincoln will be getting a make-over starting in October.</p><p>That means the tomb could be closed for up to 6 months.</p><p>Lincoln's tomb at the Oak Ridge Cemetery is also the resting place of his wife Mary Todd Lincoln and three of their four children.</p><p>The underground part of the monument has water damage and cracks, according to Chris Wills of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency:</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:47:36 +0000 Rachel Otwell 6754 at http://wuis.org Tomb At Oak Ridge Cemetery To Close For Repairs Historic Beardstown Courtroom Goes High Tech http://wuis.org/post/historic-beardstown-courtroom-goes-high-tech <p>Beardstown is home to the only courtroom where Abraham Lincoln practiced that is still hearing cases.&nbsp; And today that historic site gets a bit high tech.&nbsp; Touch screen monitors have been installed that will allow tourists to learn more about the site.&nbsp; Connie Foley, with the Old Lincoln Courtroom and Museum Commission tells how the effort began...<br>&nbsp;</p><p> Find more details on the site <a href="http://www.lincolninbeardstown.org/">here.</a></p><p></p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 08:54:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 6167 at http://wuis.org Historic Beardstown Courtroom Goes High Tech Stephen Douglas Exhibit On Display http://wuis.org/post/stephen-douglas-exhibit-display <p>This year marks the bicentennial of the birth for one of Illinois' most notable politicians.&nbsp; But Stephen Douglas fell far short of his rival, Abraham Lincoln, in both height and the history books.&nbsp;&nbsp; Douglas was more than simply a footnote in Illinois' past.&nbsp; An exhibit underway at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum sheds some light on the Little Giant.&nbsp; It includes items pertaining to Douglas.</p><p>James Cornelius is Curator of the Lincoln Collection at the facility and tells us more.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:40:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 5092 at http://wuis.org Stephen Douglas Exhibit On Display