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 Site.
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 famous
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