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07-19-2020, 07:04 PM
Post: #451
RE: Springfield Tour
If there's a window where it's safe to take take this tour, seize the moment! I am so fortunate to have booked last Fall's trip.

Earlier this week I was picking up the den when I came across goodies from the tour. I became absorbed in the collection of photos, Joe's itinerary and informational handouts along with brochures, pamphlets, maps, postcards, and ticket stubs. One moment I was in the den and the next I was in Springfield reliving those amazing three days. It was the best "stay at home" adventure.

Gene, when we visited New Salem on the last tour there were some amazing quilts on display. Do you have any photos or information on them?

Rob recently started an thread on quilting including some references to quilting during the Civil War https://rogerjnorton.com/LincolnDiscussi...l#pid81371
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07-23-2020, 12:36 PM
Post: #452
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Sorry Anita, I couldn't find any photos on the quilts.

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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07-23-2020, 02:33 PM (This post was last modified: 07-23-2020 02:33 PM by Rob Wick.)
Post: #453
RE: Springfield Tour
Anita,

Was this it?

Best
Rob

Edited to remove link, which obviously was not it.

Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
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07-23-2020, 04:07 PM
Post: #454
RE: Springfield Tour
Gene and Rob,

Thanks for checking. I'll contact the New Salem Visitor Center when they reopen.
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07-23-2020, 04:19 PM (This post was last modified: 07-23-2020 04:38 PM by Gene C.)
Post: #455
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I didn't know the Visitor Center was closed. Sad
The park and gift/book store is open. For more info check out the parks web site and face book page.

http://lincolnsnewsalem.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Lincolns-New-Sa...1906718090

Looks like part of our Springfield Tour is a visit with nobody home.
(They say the spirit of Ann Rutledge and Rowan Herndon's wife Elizabeth, wander the road through New Salem village)

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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07-24-2020, 03:23 PM
Post: #456
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Hoping for the best. Smile
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09-07-2020, 10:38 AM (This post was last modified: 09-07-2020 05:10 PM by Gene C.)
Post: #457
RE: Springfield Tour
Sad news, our Springfield Tour is postponed until next year.

With the Covid 19 virus, so many places are operating with limited hours, or partially closed.
The New Salem visitor center is closed, the gift shop is operating under limited hours, the park is open from 9-5.
Events such as The New Salem After Dark have been cancelled this year.

At the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, according to their web site, interactive touch screen exhibits are temporarily closed.

The state guidelines for wearing masks and restaurant seating capacity keep changing.

Following Lincoln's example in being patient, we will wait. It's better to be patient, than to be a patient.

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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09-07-2020, 10:53 AM
Post: #458
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(09-07-2020 10:38 AM)Gene C Wrote:  It's better to be patient, than to be a patient.

Right on, Gene.
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09-07-2020, 01:47 PM
Post: #459
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I agree Gene. Someday maybe Donna and I could attend if the virus vaccine is established and there wouldn't be too much walking.

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03-14-2021, 04:50 PM
Post: #460
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We are going to plan on a Springfield Tour in the early fall, sometime in September.
Inside dinning will hopefully be back to normal by then, and the museums and parks should have normal hours.
So get your vaccination and some comfortable walking shoes.

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03-14-2021, 07:15 PM
Post: #461
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This is very exciting news! Maybe flying will be a better option in September. I'd love to be able to return for a second tour.
Bill, I do hope you and Donna can make it someday
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03-16-2021, 11:16 AM
Post: #462
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Hope I can make it one day.
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03-22-2021, 11:10 AM
Post: #463
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Sounds like fun!
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