The first takes place Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Old State Capitol
State Historic Site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The second is at the Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site on
Sunday, Jan. 15, also from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The theme for both is “Inspire the Next Brave Dreamer.” Margo
Carlen, volunteer coordinator for state historic sites in
Springfield, will discuss the extraordinary people who made history
at these sites, from Abraham Lincoln to Frank Lloyd Wright, and
explain how volunteers help bring that history to life.
Historic sites in Springfield include the Dana-Thomas House, Lincoln
Tomb, Old State Capitol, Vachel Lindsay Home and Executive Mansion.
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Information will also be available on volunteering at the Springfield & Central
Illinois African-American History Museum, the Illinois State Museum, the Abraham
Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and the Lincoln Home National Historic
Most state historic sites in Springfield are operated by the Illinois Historic
Preservation Agency. IHPA protects the state’s historic resources, which
contribute to education, culture and the economy. IHPA sites include ancient
burial mounds, forts and buildings erected by settlers, and homes connected to
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]