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Springfield, Illinois: The Land of Lincoln
Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, 2006

Our 2006 Spring Pilgrimage was a trip to the Land of Lincoln! 

Friday, May 5, 2006

  • Welcome aboard breakfast
  • Commentary by columnist and author, Nelson Price, on Lincoln and other famous Indiana legends
  • Lunch buffet at the popular Chesapeake Seafood House
  • Drive by Lincoln Depot where Lincoln departed for an uncertain future in Washington, D. C.
  • Tour Lincoln’s Home of seventeen years (1844-1861), a national historic site
  • Tour the First Presbyterian Church, to see the wonderful Tiffany windows and family pew
  • Tour the Dana-Thomas House, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s finest prairie-style homes
  • Hotel welcome reception
  • Dinner at historic Maldaner’s Restaurant
  • Special after-dinner program: Portraits of a President in Words and Music by Fritz Klein

Saturday, May 6, 2006

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel
  • Tour Shea’s Gas Station Museum, a favorite stop for Route 66 travelers
  • Tour the “new” Illinois State Capitol, built in 1877
  • Tour the Executive Mansion, home of the Illinois governor
  • Stop at Lincoln’s Tomb, final resting place of Abraham, Mary Todd, Tad, Eddie and Willie
  • Visit the Funeral Customs Museum to view a recreated 1870-era home funeral
  • Walk by the Old State Capitol and the Lincoln Law Office
  • Lunch at the Feed Store on your own
  • Tour the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and learn the story of our nation’s 16th president
  • Enjoy wine and a delicious box dinner on your way home with memories of a great tour!