*Only 8 miles south of Charleston, Il
November-March 9-4 Wednesday-Sunday
April-May 9-5 Wednesday-Sunday
Memorial Day -Labor Day 9-5 Every Day
September-October 9-5 Wednesday-Sunday
We are closed on Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Living History Programming takes place between May 1st and October 31st with additional special events throughout the year. Grounds are open year-round 8:30 am until dusk
Moore Home Restoration Project
The Rueben Moore home is the site of Abraham Lincoln's last visit to Coles County where he dined with his stepmother, extended family, and friends. The existing structure, just one mile north of Lincoln Log Cabin, is a Civilian Conservation Corps project and is in need of restoration. 2011 marked the sesquicentennial of Lincoln's visit and farewell and provides a timely occasion for us to be actively preserving those links to our national story. The Lincoln-Sargent Farm Foundation is working to raise the funds necessary to begin this important work. For more information on how to contribute, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 26, 2:00 pm :: Abraham Lincoln and His Fascinating Family, presented by Dan Guillory
In celebration of National Poetry Month, Professor Dan Guillory, author of nine books, including three on Lincoln, will present a program of poems, notes, and stories about the sixteenth president and his very interesting family on April 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Visitor Center Auditorium at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site,. Like all American families, the Lincolns experienced their share of tragedy and triumph. The program will focus on the following themes: Lincoln’s sense of humor, his love of Ann Rutledge and Mary Todd Lincoln, his four sons (especially Willie and Tad), and the aftermath of his assassination.
Saturday, May 3, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm :: Sheep to Clothing
Follow the process of creating fabric in the 19th century, beginning with raw wool. Our volunteers will take you through the entire spectrum of the home-based manufacturing process; quite literally from sheep to clothing. Learn more about textile production with a visit to the displays in the Sargent Gallery in the Visitor Center.
**Our programming is made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.
Enduring Legacy: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Coles County, 1935-1941
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