The old city vault, where Abraham Lincoln's body was placed
following his May 1865 funeral and prior to the construction of the
Lincoln Tomb, will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. that Friday. A costumed
living history presenter will provide information about the arrival
of Lincoln's body in Oak Ridge Cemetery 147 years ago.
interior of the Lincoln Tomb will also stay open until 6 p.m.
A special flag retreat ceremony for the visiting Girl Scouts will
begin at 6:30 p.m. The 114th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, a
reactivated Civil War unit, will perform the ceremony, and a flag
flown over the tomb during the previous week will be given away to
one lucky troop leader.
The ceremonies, while planned for the Girl Scouts, are free and
open to the public.
Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site is administered by the Illinois
Historic Preservation agency and is located in Springfield's Oak
[Text from file received from
the Illinois Historic