The 25th annual Heritage Sunday at Bryant Cottage State Historic
Site in Bement is this Sunday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. "As Long as These
Feet Can Carry Me Forward" is the theme of this year's event, which
features an afternoon of music, activities and experiences of life
during the Civil War.
The day will include period music by High Cotton. Volunteers from
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site in Lerna will present living
history interpretation from the 1860s as they gather to knit socks
for and to share news of brothers, husbands and sons recently
mustered into the Union army.
An ice cream social will conclude the day's activities. The event
will be on the Bryant Cottage lawn, and visitors are encouraged to
bring lawn chairs.
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Bryant Cottage State Historic Site, administered by the Illinois
Historic Preservation Agency, is the 1856 home of early Bement
businessman Francis E. Bryant, a friend of both Abraham Lincoln and
Stephen A. Douglas. It is located at 146 E. Wilson St. in Bement and
is open Thursday through Sunday for free public tours.
For more information about Bryant Cottage, visit
[Text from file received from
the Illinois Historic