This exhibit focuses on Lincoln’s best-known speeches while teaching visitors about Lincoln’s transformation, ultimately putting the United States on track to become the first bi-racial democracy in world history. This exhibit is a collaboration with the Chicago History Museum and will be an inspiring and reflective commemoration of Lincoln’s death. Roughly ninety to one hundred original objects, including the Lincoln family carriage and the death bed of Abraham Lincoln, will be on display. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov or 217-558-8934.
State competition for Special Olympics Illinois in alpine skiing, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Kick off the event with opening ceremonies and parade in downtown Galena, Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Approximately 400 athletes will compete in this 3-day event and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.
It’s not often you get to feel like you’re flying. This flat, fast course winds throughout the stunning Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, including areas typically reserved for eagles alone. The course features pavement sections and trips down back roads, always accompanied by plenty of water stations.
This 25th anual expo will feature more than 200 exhibit booths of hunting gear and accessories, new products, trophy deer and shed antler contests, new demos on home defense, wild game cooking and more. Seminars all day, every day. Advance ticket and regular ticket info, along with all expo details available on the website.
A free educational family-fun event to learn the history and process of making maple syrup formthe woods to the kitchen. Includes maple syrup demos, tree identification hikes and a home-cooked pancake breakfast. Also features blacksmith, hide tanning, silk embroidery, furniture making and more from local artisans and vendors.