Top 40 country music recording artist Craig Morgan will present an
acoustic concert at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the central plaza area of the
presidential museum. Morgan is currently on his Craig Morgan
International Harvester Tour Powered by Case IH Agriculture. The
performance at the presidential museum is sponsored by Brandt
Consolidated, the Illinois Farm Bureau and WFMB Sports Radio104.5,
Museum admission of $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and
military personnel, and $4 for children ages 5-15 is required to
attend Morganís performance. A limited number of tickets will be
available for the event.
The performance will promote the presidential museumís latest
exhibit: Illinois Stories: "How Vast and How Varied a FieldÖ" The
Agricultural Vision of Abraham Lincoln. The exhibit, which opens
June 15, follows the history of American agriculture from the late
1700s to the present, with emphasis on Lincolnís contributions. As
president, Lincoln appointed the first U.S. agriculture secretary
and supported federal programs to modernize farming. Original
Lincoln documents and artifacts are displayed alongside antique farm
implements in the exhibit.
"The Civil War" is a powerful, two-act show that will be
presented July 24, 25, 26, 30 and 31 and Aug. 1. Shows are at 8
oíclock each evening, and the production is performed on an outdoor
stage in Union Square Park at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum. The powerful and emotional series of 26 songs
performed by an ensemble of 20 singer-actors will draw on letters,
firsthand accounts, diaries, newspapers, and the words of Abraham
Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman and others. The show tells
the awe-inspiring personal stories of those who lived, fought and
died during this chapter of our history, answering the question,
"What does freedom mean?"
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Songs will include "Brother, My Brother," "A House Divided," "River
Jordan," "Freedomís Child," "The Day the Sun Stood Still," "I Never
Knew His Name," "Candle in the Window," "Old Gray Coat," "Someday,"
and many more. The production is staged by Phil Funkenbusch and Ed
MacMurdo and features a local cast.
Pre-show entertainment begins at 7:15 each night.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children, general
admission; lawn chair seating, sold the night of the show, is $8 for
adults, with children 8 and under admitted free; and blanket
seating, also sold the night of the show, is $5 for adults, with
children 8 and under free.
Call 217-558-8934 to purchase tickets for these concert events at
the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. For more information, visit
Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
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