Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Where History Is Happening

Champaign County's Lincoln
Through December
1 pm - 5 pm
The Early American Museum gives a glimpse of what Champaign County was like when Lincoln spent time here. Includes a moving horse buggy to simulate travel on the prairie and a depiction of Alschuler's studio where the fourth known photograph of Lincoln was taken.

21st Annual Heirloom Garden Show
Sunday, August 29
11 pm - 4 pm
The Heirloom Garden at Garfield Farm Museum increases awareness in the loss of genetic diversity in the plants that provide us food, fiber, medicine and enjoyment. Exhibits with the gardeners are spread about the shaded farmyard with its rustic board fences and the sounds chickens, sheep and oxen punctuating the chorus of cicadas and crickets on a late summer sunny day. Also visible since the 2009 show, will be last fall's restored south wall of the 1842 barn and its newly restored roof just begun in mid-August.

A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

Saturday, August 14
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Effective August 1, 2010, temporarily, they will not be open for walk-in visits until further notice. Pre-arranged, prepaid group tours of 20 or more and facility rental will still be available. Contact the museum via email, voice mail and traditional mail.The A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum's mission is to promote, honor and celebrate the legacy of A. Philip Randolph and contributions made by African-Americans to America's labor history. At our facility this celebration begins with the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, as we educate the public about their legacy and contributions.

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