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Postings for July 02, 2012 Full Month View
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  All Day Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War   The deadliest weapon of the Civil War was one that nobody could see, killing two soldiers for every one felled by gunfire. The extraordinary casualties caused by that invisible killer, disease; the conventional weapons used to create slaughter on an unprecedented scale; horrific injuries suffered on the battlefield; and the heroic efforts of medical personnel to treat soldiers on both sides are described in detail in “To Kill and to Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War,” a new exhibit runs through 2013 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. To Kill and to Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War” opens about a month after the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, the first Civil War battle with massive casualties on a scale that indicated what the remaining years of the war would bring. Glenna Schroeder-Lein is the curator, and she worked closely with an exhibits team consisting of John Malinak, Michael Casey, Carla Smith, Katie Grant, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, staff from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, and numerous community groups, institutions, and individuals to create the exhibit. The experiences of actual soldiers are prevalent throughout the exhibit, including quotes and photographs, lending a human touch to the horror of war. Some of the images come from original medical files and graphically depict the effects of deadly weapons and even deadlier germs on the bodies of Union and Confederate soldiers. Paid admission to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum is required to view the exhibit. Admission prices are $12 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, and $6 for children. A special admission rate of $5 is available to those who want to visit only the new exhibit. For more information, visit www.presidentlincoln.org.
 
  9:00AM 5:55PM Gettysburg Address goes on display   One of the most famous documents in United States history goes back on display at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 1 through 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 4 in the Treasures Gallery at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. Paid Museum admission is required to view the document. The handwritten manuscript of the Gettysburg Address was last publicly displayed at the Museum during Lincoln’s Birthday observances February 9 – 13, 2012. There are five original handwritten versions of the Gettysburg Address. Two incomplete ones are in the Library of Congress, a finished one is at Cornell University, and the only one he signed and dated is in the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s copy, written at the request of Edward Everett, the main speaker on November 19, 1863 at the Gettysburg Cemetery dedication, came to the State of Illinois in 1944 thanks to the contributions of pennies by Illinois schoolchildren plus a donation by department store magnate Marshall Field III. Illinois’s copy contains the two famous additional words “under God” that Lincoln had not included in his two original draft copies. Displayed nearby will be an original 1880 letter written by Thomas Edison, never before shown, in which the famed inventor praises Lincoln's greatness. Beginning on September 5, a signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation will go on display through January 2013. This display will mark the 150th anniversary of the presidential order that freed all slaves in rebel-held territory. The Gettysburg Address and Emancipation Proclamation are part of the 52,000-item Lincoln Collection at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Pieces from the collection are displayed on a rotating basis in the Museum’s Treasures Gallery, and range from the earliest known document written by Lincoln to items belonging to his wife and children. For more information, visit www.presidentlincoln.org.
 
  10:01AM 2:00PM "Reading is So Delicious" Summer Reading Program   Prairie Skies Public Library District will be starting their Summer Reading Program, "Reading is So Delicious!" The library will host a range of free programs on Mondays at 10 A.M. in the main library at Ashland and again at 1 P.M. in the Pleasant Plains branch library. Kick-off is with the "Mad Science of Peoria" by Carrie Healy on June 4th, the enchanting marionettes of the DePriest Puppets, June 11th, Dulcimer Guy Mike Anderson, has stories and songs to satisfy your appetite on June 18, the St. Louis Hoop Club will get you moving June 25; Mr E. ,Rod Erdmann will perform on July 2 and the grand finale is M & K Parties on July 9th. Thanks to our sponsors and friends prizes will be awarded for reading. Grand Prizes to be announced The programs are free and all are welcomed to come.
 
  9:00AM 6:00PM Food Drive for Food Pantry   At First Payday Loans 2126 S. MacArthur Blvd & 121 North Grand Ave. East. Please help us feed our community! Help us collect at least 100 cans & First Payday Loans will donate $100 to our local food bank. Customers who donate will receive a First Buck for each item good for $1 off interest up to $20
 
  4:00PM 7:00PM Master Grdeners to Hold Shed Sale on July 12   Master Gardeners to Hold Shed Sale, Plastic Pot Recycling July 12 Looking for garden tools, yard ornaments, or other gardening-related items? Do you have a stack of empty plastic pots you’d like to get rid of? And how about picking up some fresh fruits and vegetables from a farmers market? You can do all of these in one evening – Thursday, July 12 - at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener volunteers from Sangamon and Menard Counties are inviting shoppers to their colossal Shed Sale from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Tech Town building on the state fairgrounds where you can find just what you’re looking for at an attractive price. Gardeners can bring their plastic pots for recycling. And, to top off the evening, shoppers can peruse the tables of fresh fruits and vegetables offered at the Illinois Products Farmers Market across from the grandstand. Master Gardeners have gathered an impressive collection of gently used garden tools and outdoor furniture, garden-related household items, books, clothing, jewelry, artwork and hundreds of other gardening-related items for the Shed Sale. In addition, the sale will feature a silent auction of high quality select goods, such as salvaged iron artwork, handmade wooden cutting boards, antiques, and other exceptional, fun and interesting items.. There is no charge for admission to the Shed Sale. All sales will be final. The event is open to the public and Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions and provide handouts. For more information call (217) 782-4617 or visit http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/.
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