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Upcoming Events:


History Comes Alive
Ice Cream Socials with Abe and Mary

Fridays, 2-4PM, from June 5 - August 4

Every Friday this summer, we are continuing our partnership with Visit Springfield to host Abraham and Mary Lincoln at Edwards Place for an outdoor ice cream social! Come meet our 16th president and first lady while enjoying a free cup of ice cream provided by Visit Springfield on the porch of this historic house museum.

Special features:

2:30 - 3:45: Springfield Municipal Band plays

3 PM: Abraham Lincoln gives his Springfield farewell address


History Happy Hour: Second Barrel Finish

Friday, June 9, 2023, 7PM

$40/$35 for SAA Members

Second barrel finishes are trending in popularity in bourbons and other whiskeys. Distilleries across the Kentucky landscape are taking advantage of the unique flavor profiles granted from shifting a bourbon product to a second barrel to finish. One can finish in a barrel that once held madeira or port, or even in a barrel that held syrup or honey, to get interesting results that connoisseurs will enjoy.

Your ticket will include the tasting, snacks and desserts, and an informative and fun program. Curator Sarah will present an introduction, and Kentucky native/bourbon connoisseur, Dr. Nathan Steele, will serve as your tasting guide to offer context and guidance throughout your flight. 

Special thanks to Roger Huebner for his support of this Edwards Place fundraiser!

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Hoopskirt and Haber-Dash 5k Fun Run

Saturday, August 26, 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, Illinois, through Enos Park neighborhood, north through Lincoln Park, and back down again. Fun costuming is encouraged, with a prize for the best dressed of the bunch. After the run, stick around for historical activities.


Dogs are welcome at the race (not inside the museum)! 

A race shirt and museum entry is included in the registration price. Medals will be awarded to winners. Activities after the race include the 10th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Band and historical cricket in the yard (don't worry, we have an expert to teach you how to play!). 

This fun run benefits Historic Edwards Place in Springfield. You can learn more about this house museum at

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