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Commemorating The Sesquicentennial of Lincoln Lying In State at Chicago

Please join us on May 1 as we Commemorate the Sesquicentennial of Lincoln’s Lying in State in Chicago.

The program begins at 10:45am and takes place in Grant Park. We will assemble in the park just east of 1130 S. Michigan Ave. This is the time and the place that Lincoln’s body arrived for his Chicago Funeral. The following day, Lincoln would go home to Springfield.

Organized in conjunction with Alderman Robert Fioretti’s office, featured speakers include Daniel Weinberg, President, Abraham Lincoln Book Shop; Second Ward Alderman, Robert Fioretti; and Pemon Rami, Director of Educational & Public Programming for DuSable Museum.

The program will include a Civil War Honor Guard, Lilly Ceremony, period music and a display of Lincoln Mourning relics.

Please be aware of other events in the area near our program. You can learn more here.

Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. will be closed on Friday May 1.

Watch the Video from the Ceremony.