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Sangamon County Historical Society

Illinois State Military Museum Tour

  • February 19, 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 1301 N. MacArthur Boulevard
  • 62

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The Sangamon County Historical Society invites you to attend an exclusive, members-only tour of the Illinois State Military Museum in Springfield on Tuesday, February 19, starting at 5:30 pm. 

The unique, castle-like building tucked the the northern-most end of MacArthur Boulevard, houses an array of exhibits that will give tour-goers a look at the legacy of Illinois militia the the early settlers the the Illinois Territory who volunteered in the Revolutionary War militia to today's service the the Illinois National Guard.  The Museum's artifacts include the wooden target board President Abraham Lincoln used to test fire the Spencer rifle in 1863, a brass 1883 Colt Gatling Gun, even Mexican General Santa Anna's artificial leg! 

Museum director Stewart Reeve will be guiding the tour. 

Reserve your spot today by registering online or calling the office at 525-1961, no later than February 15. 

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