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State News
4:58 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Cannon fire, re-enactors among Lincoln funeral events

The organizers of a re-enactment marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's funeral say it will include cannon fire and an estimated 2,000 civilian and military re-enactors.

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State News
6:58 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Springfield ordinances for Lincoln's funeral unearthed

Members of the Lincoln Funeral Coalition look through the 150 year old ordinances.
Credit Lee Strubinger / Illinois Public Radio/WUIS

Organizers are getting ready for next year’s anniversary reenactment of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral. The Coalition received a gift from the City of Springfield, four resolutions the city adopted for the funeral in April 1865.

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State News
6:14 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Lincoln's tomb to close for renovations

Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Springfield is slated to close for renovations starting in October. The city's Convention and Visitor's Bureau says the renovations will take place on the underground part of the monument, usually open to the public.

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