SPRINGFIELD – What’s better than reading about great women like Harriet Tubman, Amelia Earhart and Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Meeting them (or at least actors portraying them) at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
As part of Women’s History Month, the presidential library will offer a special event March 14 called “Celebrating Remarkable Women.” Boys and girls alike will get to participate in quick one-on-one conversations (almost like “speed dating”) with historic interpreters representing half a dozen famous women.
Participants also get to analyze original records created by or about women and make “remarkable me” figures showing what they hope to accomplish in the future.
This free Junior Historians event takes place 10-11:30 a.m. in the presidential library, 112 N. Sixth Street, Springfield. It is appropriate for children from grade school to high school. It does not include museum admission.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum uses a combination of rigorous scholarship and high-tech showmanship to immerse visitors in Lincoln’s life and times. The library holds an unparalleled collection of Lincoln books, documents, photographs, artifacts and art, as well as some 12 million items pertaining to all aspects of Illinois history.
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