"The Dear Codgers”: The Lincoln Boys and their Toys

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

  • Springfield

Event Venue: 

Lincoln Home National Historic Site, 426 S. 7th Street, Springfield, IL 62701

Event Audience: 

Child
Adult
Teen

Fee: 

Free, donations appreciated

In honor of the youngest Lincoln son, Tad's birthday on April 4th, take a closer look at artifacts belonging to the Lincoln boys. Marbles, a calling card, and a "Tad-sized" table and chair will be featured, along with modern reproductions of toys and games enjoyed by the boys and their friends. Try your hand at cup and ball or climbing bears, and get a closer look at how a stereoscope worked. Celebrate Tad's 167th birthday by doing what he liked best: play!!

"Tales from the Vault" is a collaborative program hosted by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the Illinois State Museum, and Lincoln Home National Historic Site that allows the public to discover some of the treasures from these institutions' collections. Each program will include the chance to view an artifact or document not normally on display, commentary by a staff member or local scholar, and a chance for group discussion. All programs are free and open to the public. 

For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 558-6696.

marbles from the Lincoln Home Historic Site collection

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