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Candlelight Walk at Lincoln’s New Salem October 6, 7 and 8

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CONTACTS:
Terry Jones
217-632-4000
Candlelight Walk at Lincoln’s New Salem October 6, 7 and 8
PETERSBURG, IL – Come and experience Lincoln’s New Salem after dark.

Candle lanterns illuminate the 1830s village while fireplaces entice visitors into many of the log buildings of main street during the annual Candlelight Walk at Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 6, 7 and 8, from 7 to 9 p.m.  The Candlelight Walk offers the only opportunity to see the village at night.  The event will be canceled only in the event of severe weather. The event is free and open to the public, sponsored by Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site and the New Salem Lincoln League.

Staff and volunteers in period clothing will be inside many of the log homes and shops in the village to discuss life in 19th century Illinois.  Gingerbread and cider will be served in the Rutledge Tavern. Musicians will be performing period music on traditional instruments throughout the village.  The Museum Store and Railsplitter Gift Shop operated by the New Salem Lincoln League will be open, as well as the Visitor Center and the New Salem Tradition Exhibit. OMGosh! Snack Shack will be open during the event.

Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site, administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, is located two miles south of Petersburg and 20 miles northwest of Springfield on IL Route 97.  Admission is free, although a donation of $4 for adults, $2 for children and $10 per family is suggested.
 
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