For the Love of Lincoln Trip –
The first stop of this day trip will be the Lincoln Home. Abra-
ham Lincoln left his home of seventeen years to serve as
president. The Lincoln home has been restored to its 1860
appearance, revealing Lincoln as husband, father, and politi-
cian. Your tour of this national treasure will be conducted by
National Park Service Park Rangers.
We will stop for lunch at Café Moxo. The café offers a variety
of soup and sandwich combos for under $10 (cookie includ-
After lunch the group moves on to the Lincoln Tomb. This
beautiful monument marks the final resting place of Abraham.
The monument was designed by sculptor Larkin Mead, com-
pleted in 1874, and paid for with public donations.
The state-of-the-art Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and
Museum which was carefully designed with exacting histori-
cal detail to encourage an “experience” for all visitors will
be our final stop. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
and Museum brings together the world’s largest collection of
documentary material related to the life of Abraham Lincoln.
The museum, unlike any other in the U.S., features hi-tech ex-
hibits, interactive displays, and multimedia programs, as well
as a reproduction of the White House as it looked in 1861.
The holographic and special effects theatres will entertain,
educate and mesmerize you with ghostly images, live actors
and high action.
Thursday, September 19
SVCC-Depart from SVCC West Mall Parking Lot at 6 AM
to Springfield and return to SVCC at 9 PM
Shadows of Blue and Gray Trip
Join us for the most authentic and spectacular civil war reen-
actment in Illinois. Enjoy watching demonstrations of crafts
from the era by period artisans. Please see schedule for the
lineup of activities for our visit. As an added bonus, our group
will be joined by Tom Breed. Tom is a civil war expert who
will share stories and interesting facts with us throughout the
day. Take in as many of the activities as you like or bring a
lawn chair and enjoy the surroundings.
Musket loading and firing competition
Victorian Era Tea - Jaclyn Theis (Shelter)
Clara Barton Presentation (Tall Trees Stage)
a.m. The Generals News Conference (Shelter)
a.m. Music by Bob Welch (Tall Trees Stage)
Grand Entrance of President and
Mrs. Lincoln and Lincoln presentations
Lincoln Address and Press Conference
Music by the 33rd Illinois Volunteer
Regimental Band (Shelter)
Windy City Wizard (Tall Trees Stage)
Battle Reenactment Followed by Battalion
Parade and Review (Battlefield)
Medical Scenarios after Battle (Camps)
Baked Goods Auction (Tall Trees Stage)
Sunday, October 13
SVCC-Depart from SVCC West Mall Parking Lot at 9 AM
to Princeton and return to SVCC at 5 PM