Weekend in the State Capital
We will spend our weekend visiting a variety of historical sites around Springfield and get to make our picks at an AKC dog show. We will start our weekend at the state fairgrounds where there is the AKC All Breed Dog Show. Maybe we can pick the winning dog. We will then head to Petersburg for lunch and spend the afternoon at the Lincolns’ New Salem Village. There we can see a reconstruction of the village where Abraham Lincoln spent his early adulthood. The village includes many buildings and an authentic blacksmith and railsplitter. We can stop by the country store and browse the handmade items.

Sunday, we will pack up and start to head home, but before leaving, we will make a stop at the African American History Museum. This museum offers authentic stories of African American life in Central Illinois. On our way out of town, there is one more historic site we need to see, “Cozy Dog,” the corn dogs that were sold at the state fair beginning in 1946. The restaurant has memorabilia of the original Cozy Dog restaurant and Route 66.

Please note: Participants must have independent selfhelp skills and be willing and able to stay with the group. Participants must be able to work successfully in a 1:4 staff to participant ratio, display appropriate table manners, and have participated in SSSRA weekly programs within the last year. SSSRA reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of participants for this trip.

Persons ages 13 and older
Springfield, IL
Fri, May 17 - Sun, May 19
5:00 pm (Fri) - 5:00 pm (Sun) - time subject to change
R: $382, NR: $764

Registration Deadline: February 8

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