The 2019 Lincoln’s Festival on Route 66 (LF66) July 19 – 21
features new and updated events along with many favorite activities. This
year’s LF66 links together over a half dozen local organizations to celebrate
the Twin Cities unique ties to Abraham Lincoln and the inspiring Route 66
transportation system. Activities are free to the public unless indicated
New events this year include:
The Prairie Chickens Base Ball Club of McLean County hosts a tournament
of 1850’s-style baseball as Abe played it himself. All day Saturday and Sunday
in Normal at One Normal Plaza.
See up to 200 antique and vintage vehicles
parked around several blocks adjoining Museum Square
as Mid State Cruiser’s presents Cruising Lincoln’s Festival in Downtown Bloomington 2:00 p.m.
The play Mr. Lincoln by
Herbert Mitgang performed by John O’Connor at MCMH at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 available ($10 for MCMH members) at
the museum or online at www.mchistory.org.
Visitors will have many opportunities to see Mr. Lincoln at various
activities. Once again there will be a Civil War encampment with demonstrations
on the grounds of IWU’s Ames Library, talks by noted historians including Courageous Motorists: African American Pioneers on Route 66 presented
by Frank Norris of National Park Service, live music and many family- friendly
activities including trivia games and crafts.
A detailed schedule is available at www.lincolnsfestival.net.
Support for the Lincoln’s Festival on Route 66 comes from Looking for
Lincoln, Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, and the Bloomington-Normal Area
Convention & Visitors Bureau.