Girl Scouts 100th anniversary exhibit through May at Lincoln
activities for Girl Scouts on May 5
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[April 21, 2012]
SPRINGFIELD -- The Girl Scouts are
celebrating their 100th birthday this year, and a special
commemorative exhibit of original Girl Scout items may be seen now
through the end of May at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in
Springfield. As part of this commemoration, the presidential library
and museum will have special activities for Girl Scouts on May 5.
The main Girl Scout exhibit case is located in the "Ghosts of the
Library" show queue area at the presidential museum. The exhibit
features original artifacts loaned by the Girl Scouts of Central
Illinois Council, including:
1919 Girl Scout
Girl Scout uniform and yellow scarf (from Decatur)
Four, 4-cent Girl
Scout postage stamps
A Little Golden Book,
Fall 1953 Girl Scout
1950, 1962 and 1973
tin imprinted with uniform designs from 1919-2000
"50th Anniversary of
Girl Scouting" book
Trefoil board game
Daisy Low comic book
"America Needs You"
1949 cookie sale
Two first-aid kits
and a sewing kit
Utica pocket knife
A Brownie doll and a
Girl Scout doll
1934 Girl Scout diary
Two belt pouches -- one with a folding
knife, fork and spoon, and another with a change purse
Another display is in the museum store and includes a Springfield
Troop 7 banner, 1950 Girl Scout uniform and a 1962 Brownie Girl
"Girl Scouts of Central Illinois is proud to partner with the
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum to celebrate the centennial of
Girl Scouting," said Pam Kovacevich, CEO of Girl Scouts of Central
Illinois. "This event marks a celebration of the accomplishments of
the work Girl Scouting has done to provide leadership opportunities
Paid museum admission is required to see the main exhibit, while
the display in the store may be seen free of charge. Girl Scouts
will receive a special reduced admission rate of $4 to the
presidential museum on May 4 and 5 in conjunction with Girl Scout
Day at the Illinois State Capitol. Girl Scout leaders will receive a
reduced admission rate of $7.
Special activities for Girl Scouts will also be offered on May 5
at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
May 5 activities at the presidential library
No admission charge; free activities except where noted.
workshops, 9-11 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Girl Scouts will create a keepsake corn husk doll and decorate a
one-of-a-kind bonnet. Both items will be special treasures to
mark the 100th Girl Scout anniversary. The fee is $5 per person,
and seating is limited to first 25 participants
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"Visit with Three
Illinois Civil War Women," 11 a.m.
Three Illinois women will come to life in this first-person
presentation. Learn how one woman successfully hid her true
identity and fought as a man, another woman nursed soldiers, and
a third woman attended the victory parade in Washington, D.C.
Betty Kay's program will commemorate the 150th anniversary of
the Civil War. Free admission to the first 200 guests.
May 5 activities at the presidential museum
Museum admission required.
performance, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
An actress will portray real-life character Mrs. Wade, who will
speak to the audience from the museum's Ford's Theatre exhibit
about the weeks after the assassination of President Lincoln,
based on a letter from 1865. Mrs. Wade's brother had been in
attendance the night Lincoln was shot and wrote to her about the
"From My Front
Porch," 11 a.m. and noon
"From My Front Porch" is a short, one-woman performance in the
museum's Union Theater during which a Springfield woman in 1863
will talk to the audience, telling stories about Springfield,
the Lincoln family and Civil War happenings. This show has been
a big audience-pleaser since it premiered during the summer of
Presidential museum admission prices are $12 for adults, $6 for
children ages 5-15, $9 for senior citizens 62 and over, $9 for
students with ID, and $7 for military personnel with ID. Children
under 5 are free. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum is open
seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit
www.presidentlincoln.org for more information.
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