tea dedicated to Illinois food and art
Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
hosts ‘Made in Illinois Tea’ on Sept. 22
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[September 07, 2018]
Illinois art, Illinois food, Illinois history and
Illinois travel – the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and
Museum will celebrate the state with a special “Made in Illinois
Tea” on Sept. 22.
The tea, part of the presidential library’s
commemoration of the Illinois bicentennial, features three courses
that showcase Illinois ingredients.
The state’s orchards produce wonderful fruit, so the menu includes
pear scones and apple tarts. Visitors will enjoy a delicious pumpkin
roll because the state is a huge pumpkin producer. Illinois farmers
raise hogs and chickens, so look for pork and chicken dishes. (There
will even be a special dish made from Mel-O-Cream donuts, a
Illinois artists and craftspeople will show off their creativity by
designing the table centerpieces. Examples of their work will also
be on display.
And travel blogger Cindy Ladage will discuss some of her favorite
quirky Illinois destinations, including a historic round barn, a
Lincoln statue tucked away in a cemetery and a Dutch-style windmill.
The event runs 1-3 p.m. at the library portion of the
ALPLM complex (112 N. Sixth St., Springfield). It costs $35 (members
of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation get a 10
percent discount). Tickets are available by visiting
www.PresidentLincoln. illinois.gov and clicking “Special
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The presidential library’s celebration of the state’s
bicentennial also includes a special exhibit, “From Illinois to the White House:
Lincoln, Grant, Reagan, Obama.” It explores the lives and legacies of the four
U.S. presidents who called Illinois home. It runs through the end of 2018.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to telling the
story of America’s 16th president through old-fashioned scholarship and modern
technology. It also serves as the Illinois historical library. The library
maintains an unparalleled collection of Lincoln documents, photographs,
artifacts and art and also has some 12 million items pertaining to all aspects
of Illinois history.
Learn more at
Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum]