Homer 33C Tour historic sites and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

News Release

Homer CCSD 33C

Goodings Grove   Luther J. Schilling   William E. Young   William J. Butler

Hadley Middle   Homer Jr. High


Contact: Charla Brautigam, Communications/Public Relations Manager

cbrautigam@homerschools.org | 708-226-7628


For Immediate Release:

Nov. 7, 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 $101 for the day-long motor coach tour on Nov. 3. 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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