Friday, June 04, 2010

History Comes Alive

From June 15th to August 15th: It’s happening before your very eyes, it’s everywhere, it’s 7 days a week … and best of all it’s FREE! This summer, History TRULY Comes Alive in Downtown Springfield!

For the first time ever, the entire historic downtown and surrounding historical sites will be brimming with live performances and fun activities that will completely transport you back in time to the Springfield Abraham Lincoln knew and loved. Featuring storytelling and interaction with costumed interpreters, period musical performances, and even appearances by Mr. Lincoln himself, this is one trip to the past you won’t want to miss!

Listen, for instance, as Abe gives his heartfelt first Inaugural Address on the steps of the Old State Capitol. Or put yourself and your kids at the hub of Civil War action at the authentic Medical Encampment Reenactment. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself lunching next to a couple of nineteenth century ladies at their favorite bistro in the afternoon. Then, catch a fly ball at a vintage-style base ball game. And to top off the perfect day, let a refreshing scoop of ice cream melt on your tongue as the sun sets over Downtown Springfield.

To start planning your visit now, download the “History Comes Alive” brochure and full schedule of events. You’ll be astounded at the sheer number and variety of events—something new is happening everyday and every week, so plan your visit for several days to get the full experience! Feel free to give us a call at 800-545-7300 for more information.