Upcoming Events:


History Happy Hour: Wild Turkey

Saturday, June 18, 7PM

$35/$30 for SAA members

Just in time for Father's Day, join us for a tasting menu of five Wild Turkey products. Wild Turkey is a brand that knows the importance of family ties, with Jimmy and Eddie Russell as a father-son team of master distillers. Their bourbon has a long history in the industry, and that tradition has led to Wild Turkey becoming a classic bourbon on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and American Whiskey Trail.

Your ticket will include the five drink tasting, snacks and desserts, and an informative and fun program. Curator of Collections and Interpretation Sarah Adams will present on the history of Wild Turkey bourbon, and Kentucky native/bourbon connoisseur, Dr. Nathan Steele, will serve as your tasting guide to offer context and guidance throughout your flight.

History Comes Alive: Ice Cream Social with Abraham and Mary Lincoln and the Municipal Band

Fridays until August 5 - 2-4PM


Ask Abe and Mary your most pressing questions while listening to the exciting tunes of the Springfield Municipal Band (performance starts 2:30PM). Eat your fill of ice cream and enjoy an afternoon under the shade of the trees at Edwards Place. This event is part of Visit Springfield's History Comes Alive summer program.

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Hoopskirt and Haber-DASH
5K Fun Run

Saturday, August 27, 2022 8AM

$30 to participate

Race back to the 19th century in the Hoopskirt and Haber-Dash. This is a 5K fun run where you can dress like you just stepped out of a haberdashery in hat and tie, or that you just made your debut in the biggest hoopskirt you can find! The course is a mostly flat course in Abraham Lincoln’s Springfield, through Enos Park neighborhood, north to Lincoln Park, and back down again. After the run, stick around for a musical performance by the 10th Illinois Cavalry Regiment band and try your hand at playing 19th century cricket. Fun costuming is encouraged, with a prize for the best dressed of the bunch.