Lincoln’s Journey Home: Honor the Life and Legacy of a Fallen Hero


Salute one of history’s greatest leaders during an authentic reenactment of the arrival of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train at Springfield, Illinois. In May 2015, 150 years after the 16th President’s assassination, reenactors, civilians, scholars and dignitaries will convene in Springfield to pay solemn tribute to President Lincoln through a historic recreation of the funeral procession to Oak Ridge Cemetery. Take part in this special event in Road Scholar’s 40th anniversary year, exploring the president’s life, death and legacy in symposia by leading Lincoln scholars and historians Michael Burlingame and Edna Greene Medford. See the recreated funeral train arrive in Springfield and proceed to the Old State Capitol and the cemetery, and attend an Illinois Symphony Orchestra concert and other commemorative exhibits and events.
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