By Brian R. Johnston, Head of Public Services
Here at Lincoln Township Public Library, we support lifelong learning no matter where you are. As much as we enjoy visits from our patrons, we encourage our patrons to visit other libraries and to take advantage of other learning opportunities when out of town.
If you’re looking for other such opportunities, I’d recommend taking a visit to Springfield, Illinois to visit the monuments to President Abraham Lincoln. I recently visited there and saw his Springfield home (now a national park), the Old State Capitol (where Lincoln, among other things, gave his “House Divided” speech), and his tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
After that, I visited the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Allow at least a good three hours to study and absorb everything there. It’s a fun experience, and visitors are sure to learn a lot as well. Across the street, at the Springfield Union Station, there is currently an exhibit of props and costumes from Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln movie. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is next to the museum, though there isn’t much to see there unless you schedule a prior appointment to do research.
Though Springfield is a four-hour drive from Stevensville, MI, I found this to be a worthwhile experience. If you have visited these places before, or if you do so in the future, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d enjoy hearing about your experiences there too!