Looking for Lincoln at the Illinois State Fair

Each year Looking for Lincoln brings history to life on the front lawn of the Illinois Building near the main gate during the Illinois State Fair. Visitors to the area have an opportunity to interact with Abraham Lincoln, participate in period games, visit with Civil War and living history re-enactors, build with Lincoln Logs, watch period demonstrations, hear period music, drill with USCT Civil War reenactors and learn about all the sites and activities in the National Heritage Area to visit.

Where: Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield
When: Held in mid-August: It begins the Thursday night before the second Friday in August and lasts for 11 days.

For more information about the Illinois State Fair visit www.illinois.gov/statefair

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