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Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway

Gigantar Largest Hand Made Guitar Lighting Ceremony

Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 9 W Cass St., Joliet, IL

The largest hand-made guitar sculpture ever created is coming to the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 in downtown Joliet. The artwork, named GIGANTAR, will begin its nearly week-long trek to the museum on Saturday, January 14th starting with a celebrity-fill launch party at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey.…

Care & Training of Horses for the Movies by Karl Luthin DVM

Horsefeathers/Wild Hare Cafe 104 Governor Oglesby St, Elkhart, IL

The Elkhart Historical Society is delighted to welcome Karl Luthin, DVM, back to the dinner lecture podium Friday, January 27, at 5:30 p.m., at the Wild Hare Café in Horsefeathers’ shop, Elkhart, Illinois.…

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum offers Sensory Friendly Sunday

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum 212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL

Continuing its “Abe for All” initiative, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will offer a sensory friendly afternoon for people who may be overwhelmed by intense light, strong sounds and large crowds. The event runs 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29. Audio will be lowered throughout the museum, and lighting will be adjusted to…

Springfield Lucky Horseshoes 1st Annual Hot Stove Social

Route 66 Motorheads Bar-Grill-Museum 600 Toronto Rd, Springfield, IL

Shoes Baseball are kicking off 2023 with our first annual Hot Stove Social coming up on Monday, January 30th from 6-8pm at Motorheads. We are thrilled to have the St. Louis Cardinal’s Assistant General Manager and Director of Scouting Randy Flores serve as our guest speaker for this event.  Randy will be available to a meet…

Illinois Freedom Project Traveling Exhibit Grand Opening Presentation and Reception

Pontiac Public Library 211 E Madison St, Pontiac, IL

The Pontiac Public Library and Department of Community Enrichment are honored to welcome Tim Townsend, Project Coordinator for The Illinois Freedom Project. Tim's presentation will detail some of the stories of freedom depicted in the exhibit, which will be on display at the library for the month of February. His presentation will also highlight the…

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