Paid museum admission is required except for the performances in
Union Square Park.
Musician and storyteller Mike Anderson from Jacksonville will
perform in the museum plaza June 21 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
and July 4 from 9 a.m. to noon.
The 10th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Band will present a concert
of authentic Civil War-era tunes on June 23 at 10:30 a.m. in Union
Square Park. This concert is free and open to the public.
Illinois singer and songwriter Chris Vallillo will perform
"Abraham Lincoln in Song" on June 28 from 10 a.m. to noon. His album
of the same name features music of the middle 19th century.
The 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band will present a free
Civil War-era musical concert at 11 a.m. July 7 in Union Square
The 97th Regimental String Band from Largo, Fla., will perform
throughout the day on July 9 and 10. The 97th recreates an actual
string band of the Civil War era performing a wide variety of
traditional American songs in authentic period costumes. The 97th
has performed throughout the United States at many festivals, Civil
War re-enactments and special concerts.
Barry Cloyd of Peoria will perform "Drummer Boy of Shiloh" in two
parts on July 14, with part one starting at 11 a.m. and part two at
The Prairie Aires from Mason County will perform period music
from 10 a.m. to noon on July 18 and 25 and Aug. 8.
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Chicago musician Phil Passen will perform at the museum on July
21 and 22 from 1 to 2 p.m. Passen will present music from his newest
CD, "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp: Music of the Civil War on Hammered
Dulcimer." The hammered dulcimer was popular in the United States
during the Civil War, and music of that era seems right at home
played on this unique instrument. Featured songs include "When
Johnny Comes Marching Home," "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and
"Tramp, Tramp, Tramp."
On Aug. 3 and 4, musician and singer Judy Cook of Maryland will
perform three different programs: "Women in the Civil War,"
"Lincoln's America" and "Hijinks & Home."
For more information about programs and exhibits at the Abraham
Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, visit
Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
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