Homer CCSD 33C
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Hadley Middle Homer Jr. High
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For Immediate Release:
April 18, 2017
8th graders explore Land of Lincoln
Tour historic sites and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Homer Junior High School eighth-graders were in Springfield recently, following in the footsteps of President Abraham Lincoln.
Students had an opportunity to visit the Old State Capitol where Lincoln served as a State Legislator, tour the home in which he raised his family, see the building that housed his law offices with partner William Herndon and stand at the train depot from which he left Springfield for the 1861 inauguration.
“The annual 8th grade field trip provides students with a fun, educational way to learn about Illinois history, especially about the great emancipator, President Abraham Lincoln,” said Karen Norville, who organized the trip.
The trip was optional for all Homer Junior High School eighth-graders, giving them an opportunity to visit the Land of Lincoln
In addition to seeing Lincoln’s old neighborhood, students visited the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, the New State Capitol and Lincoln’s Tomb.
Participants paid $108 for the day-long motorcoach tour on April 13. Several parents served as chaperones while a professional tour director served as the guide.
Lincoln lived in Springfield for 24 years, passing (in his own words) “from a young to an old man.”
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