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  Super Saturdays at the Museum: Travelin' the Land of Lincoln   

Super Saturdays at the Museum: Travelin' the Land of Lincoln

  • Location: Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Springfield
  • Date: Saturday, June 08, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Vacation in the past at the June 8th Super Saturday “Travelin’ the Land of Lincoln.” Explore how people—past and present—travel Illinois in planes, trains, and everything in between! Have fun exploring travel artifacts and memorabilia from the Museum’s collection, and participating in crafts, activities, and games.

At 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, listen to stories of the Mississippi from Steamboat Captain Henry Detweiller as portrayed by author and storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis. Captain Detweiller was a contemporary of Mark Twain and a friend of Abraham Lincoln who delivered troops, supplies, and top secret messages during the Civil War. Ellis will weave jokes, tall tales, and historical accounts together with songs and stories from Mark Twain.  This event is part of Springfield’s popular History Comes Alive program.

Bring the whole family to Super Saturdays at the State Museum! Super Saturdays are held the 2nd Saturday of each month from 11am-3pm and offer free, thematic activities recommended for children ages 3-8. Activities take 30 to 45 minutes to complete and feature crafts and educational games. Parents and families are encouraged to participate. Registration is not required for this activity. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the Education Section at (217) 782-6044. Super Saturdays are sponsored by Bank of Springfield.

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