A Visit to the Land of Lincoln

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The Kidlets visit the land of Lincoln - QuiltedJoy.comThe kidlets, my mom and I got the opportunity to spend some time in Springfield, IL. I was there to do some machine demos for American Professional Quilting Systems (APQS).

The Kidlets visit the land of Lincoln - QuiltedJoy.com
While there, we toured Lincoln’s home, museum and tomb. It was fascinating. I really enjoyed seeing his home.

The museum was tremendous. The kidlets favorite spot was the playroom where they got to try on costumes and play with old-time toys like the hoop and stick.

The Kidlets visit the land of Lincoln - QuiltedJoy.com
The Kidlets visit the land of Lincoln - QuiltedJoy.comThe Kidlets visit the land of Lincoln - QuiltedJoy.com

The kitchen area was so tiny! I can’t imagine caring for so many children out of such a small kitchen in those long skirts. The home also had many sewing items laying about which were original.

The Kidlets visit the land of Lincoln - QuiltedJoy.com

I can’t imagine how Mary Todd and Abe survived the heartache of three children dying. Unimaginable. One of their sons was on his deathbed while Abe and Mary were hosting a state dinner. I would like to learn more about Mary Todd. She seems to be a tragic figure that endured so much sadness while shaping our country’s future.

The Kidlets visit the land of Lincoln - QuiltedJoy.com
The Kidlets visit the land of Lincoln - QuiltedJoy.com

The Kidlets visit the land of Lincoln - QuiltedJoy.com

All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed Springfield and at 11 years old they were the perfect age for the history lesson! I’ve also started reading a book my mom recommended called Team of Rivals. It is fascinating.

 

 

 

 

 

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