Archive for the ‘Women’s life in the 1830s’ Category

NATIONAL QUILTING MONTH

NATIONAL QUILTING MONTH

March is "Quilt Month!" So, here are some photos of Lincoln's New Salem's Hornbuckle quilt. This quilt holds an honored place in New Salem legend and lore. Not because it's beautiful (it is). Not because it's a somewhat complicated pattern (which it also is). Not because it has survived over a century (it has). No, this quilt has a direct connection to Lincoln an ....

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CANDLELIGHT  More than a simple flame

CANDLELIGHT More than a simple flame

The most popular event on the calendar at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic site is, without a doubt, the annual Candlelight Tour!  Every year literally thousands of people flock to the little village the first full weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) of October to get a glimpse of how the village looked after dark! Many modern visitors have never experienced life ....

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World Wide Knit in Public Day? Knitting at Lincoln’s New Salem June 18, 2016

Summer at Lincoln's New Salem is a very busy time!   But Saturday, June 18 will be even busier than usual!   That's the day of this year's Summer Festival and for the FIRST TIME, this year the historic site will be a host site for World Wide Knit in Public Day!   Everybody is welcome to come and join in the knitting fun! Of course, knitting in the 1830s was not a ....

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