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March 28, 2013

MUSEUMS/EXHIBITIONS: March 28, 2013

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Downtown

VIGO COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 1 Library Square, Seventh and Poplar streets.

Through April — River City Art Association highlights photography by Josh Spidel of Terre Haute.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Open Sundays 1 to 5 p.m., Labor Day through Memorial Day. Call 812-232-1113.

Wabash Valley

Indiana

CLAY COUNTY MUSEUM, 100 E. National Ave., Brazil.

April 1 — Brazil attorney Amos Thomas speaker on “The Declaration of Independence,” at Clay County Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m., lower level.

Hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday; 812-446-4036.

Illinois

CRAWFORD COUNTY HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGY MUSEUM, 408 S. Cross St., Robinson, Ill.

April 7 — Guided bus tour of historic Palestine area, includes prehistoric and historic sites in the county, interpretative guide of replicated 1812 Fort Lamotte, Lamotte French Trading Post site, Harper House, Lamotte Culture Mounds Houston/Dickson site (1820 general store) and more, 9 a.m. to noon. Museum open from 2 to 4 p.m.

April 9-21 — A replica of Abraham Lincoln’s coffin and a display of Civil War era pieces from the museum’s collection, including an original New York Herald dated April 15, 1865, telling of Lincoln’s assassination; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9, 12, 13, 16, 19 and 20 and 2 to 4 p.m. April 22.

April 12 — Special “Night at the Museum” exhibit and tours, 7 to 9 p.m.

April 14 — Presentation on Lincoln’s death and funeral by Curtis Rostad, executive director of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2 to 4 p.m.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM, Springfield, Ill., presidentlincoln.org

April 2 — Free discussion, “Mourning in America: Death in the Civil War White Houses” by author and historian Catherine Clinton, 6 p.m., Union Theater.

Hours: Call 217-558-8939.

OUT-OF-TOWN

BENJAMIN HARRISON PRESIDENTIAL HOME SITE, Indianapolis; (317) 631-1888.

Through Dec. 31 — “Raising the Hem: Historic Fashions of American Nobility,” explores the culture and lifestyle of former First Ladies of the United States, in the historic ballroom.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; adult tickets, $10, student tickets, $5.

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