Monday, September 15, 2008

Springfield Bloggers Excellent Adventure

Springfield Blogger's Excellent Adventure

The Illinois Bureau of Tourism hosted a family friendly blogger event on Saturday, September 13, 2008. It was a truly enjoyable event and I learned a lot about Lincoln and Springfield even though I've lived here for a couple decades. My thanks to the Bureau
and all the others who worked to make this event a success.

Top photo: Group photo of the cameras of some of the Springfield bloggers on this adventure.

Below: State Historian Tom Schwartz poses with the Lincoln Family at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.

A few years ago I tried to get Richard Norton Smith to pose with the family on the opening day of the museum, but he refused when he found out it would likely end up on a blog.

Lincoln’s Ghost Walk hosted by Garret Moffett.

Below: Doesn't he look like he's heading to Cold Stone Creamery?

The Lincoln Bench statue in front of the Presidential Museum was sculpted by Mark Lundeen.
The paper Lincoln is holding shows a portion of his Second Inaugural Address.

Click on a photo for a larger view.

More photos from my day as a Springfield tourist coming soon.

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Related links...

April 19, 2005 - President Bush visits Springfield, IL

Photos from Downtown Springfield during the Museum Grand Opening Celebration

Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum!

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Senate vs House softball game 2008 Part 1

CWLP Power Plant Construction Tour

Paul McCartney at Springfield Kwik-E Mart

Springfield and the Simpsons

2003 Cingular High Dive Show at Illinois State Fair

When media declares a winner way too soon...

The Cub's Ryan O'Malley and Ron Santo visit.

My first Illinois State Fair Parade (see photos!)

My trip to Decatur

The Discovery Channel visited recently

EMI Manufacturing Jacksonville Illinois

Springfield, Illinois email list

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Diana. My name is Katie and I work at CG&A on behalf of the Illinois Bureau of Tourism. We recently started a Flickr group ( and would love to have some of your pictures included. If you're on Flickr, we hope you'll join the group and share your work with us.