Thursday, September 13, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Lincoln Log Cabin State Park is hosting a Civil War Muster the same weekend as Lincoln's Trial & Tribulations.
By 1862 posters like this one would have been commonplace throughout the union as states sought new volunteers fill their quotas.
Alfred Hall, nephew to President Lincoln will answer the call and join Company I of the 123rd Illinois Infantry this coming week-end at Lincoln Log Cabin's Muster event.
It's your opportunity to answer your countries call as well, join us for enlistments, drilling, and other activities on Saturday and Sunday, Sept 15-16 from 10-4 daily.
Posted by Trial and Tribulations Project Coordinator at 12:41 PM
Friday, August 31, 2012
Posted by Trial and Tribulations Project Coordinator at 2:57 PM
If you want something else to do while you are here in East Central Illinois you might consider this event. Danville is just 1 hour and 20 minutes from Oakland.
"Behind the Tombstone" in Danville
Doctor and Mrs. Fithian invite everyone to attend the fourth Spring Hill Cemetery tour to meet the residents. Visitors will be meeting several individuals in the cemetery who live "Behind the Tombstone." The grave diggers, Luther and Abigail, will be returning to this year's event.
Tour times are Friday, September 14, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, September 15, the tours will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the last tour at 2:00 p.m. As a special treat, two Saturday evening tours have been added at 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
The following Sunday's hours are from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tour slots are limited, so attendees are encouraged to purchase their tickets and book their favorite time slot early. Parking will be available adjacent to the cemetery entrance on English St. in Danville, Illinois, or in the back portion of the YMCA lot on Jackson St. A shuttle will be available to carry visitors to and from parking to the start and stop points.
Tickets can be purchased at the Vermilion County Museum Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets purchased in advance are $12.00 per person. Walk-ups are welcome the days of the event to fill any open time slots at the cost of $15.00 per person. Proceeds from the event help to sponsor programs and events for the Vermilion County Museum and the Red Mask Players, Inc.
For more information, please call 217-442-2922
Posted by Trial and Tribulations Project Coordinator at 2:33 PM