Get a Personalized Tour, Enjoy Activities at Lincoln Landing

Get a Personalized Tour and Enjoy Activities at Lincoln Landing this Summer

Published: July 10, 2017.

Make history come alive this summer with fun activities at Lincoln Landing in Lockport. Summer interns Troy Costabile of Lockport and Kole Torres of Carol Stream will be conducting free programs that will engage children, families and the general public. Lincoln Landing is located at 200 E 9th St, Lockport, IL 60441, adjoining the Gaylord Building.

The Lewis University College of Education graduate students created the programming that examines Lincoln, Lockport and the I&M Canal. The Give Something Back Foundation sponsored these student internships. Steve Cardamone, executive director and board member of the Give Something Back Foundation, said, “The interns at Lincoln are vital for the park. They will be able to share the story of why Lincoln Landing is so integral to not only Lockport, but to the State of Illinois. Bob Carr’s passion for preserving this precious story is really a long reaching gift to future generations and these docents tell that story today.”

The schedule for the programs dates and times for the summer are as follows:
Wednesday, July 12
• 10:30 a.m. Penny Play: Visitors learn the economic importance that the I&M Canal had on the surrounding area and play games involving pennies.
• 1:00 p.m. Walking Tour: Lewis University student interns provide visitors with an in-depth tour of Lincoln Landing and the surrounding area.

Thursday, July 13
• 10:30 a.m. Pop-up Exhibit: Visitors view obscure items and connect them to Abraham Lincoln and the I&M Canal.
• 1:00 p.m. Penny Play: Visitors learn the economic importance that the I&M Canal had on the surrounding area and play games involving pennies.

Friday, July 14
• 10:30 a.m. Storytelling: Lewis University student interns tell fascinating stories about Abraham Lincoln and the I&M Canal.
• 1:00 p.m. A Day in the Life: Visitors recognize Abraham Lincoln's life as a boy and compare it to their lives.

Thursday, July 20
• 10:30 a.m. Walking Tour: Lewis University student interns provide visitors with an in-depth tour of Lincoln Landing and the surrounding area.
• 1:00 p.m. Your Narrative: Visitors create their own medallion based on an important event in their lives.

Saturday, July 22
• 10:30 a.m. Storytelling: Lewis University student interns tell fascinating stories about Abraham Lincoln and the I&M Canal.
• 1:00 p.m. Pop-up Exhibit: Visitors view obscure items and connect them to Abraham Lincoln and the I&M Canal.

Thursday, July 27
• 10:30 a.m. I&M Canal Location: Visitors recognize how the I&M Canal changed trade and travel in Illinois and the United States.
• 1:00 p.m. Scavenger Hunt: Visitors participate in a scavenger hunt based off of the Lincoln Landing Medallions.

Friday, July 28
• 10:30 a.m. Penny Play: Visitors learn the economic importance that the I&M Canal had on the surrounding area and play games involving pennies.
• 1:00 p.m. Timeline: Visitors recognize events in Abraham Lincoln's life and organize them by date.

Thursday, August 3
• 10:30 a.m. Your Narrative: Visitors create their own medallion based on an important event in their lives.
• 1:00 p.m. Create Your Own Penny: Based on fun factual stories told about Abraham Lincoln, visitors redesign their own penny.

Saturday, August 5
• 10:30 a.m. Book Reading: Lewis University student interns read children’s books about Abraham Lincoln.
• 1:00 p.m. Walking Tour: Lewis University student interns provide visitors with an in-depth tour of Lincoln Landing and the surrounding area.

Wednesday, August 9
• 10:30 a.m. Storytelling: Lewis University student interns tell fascinating stories about Abraham Lincoln and the I&M Canal.
• 1:00 p.m. “What do you see?”: Visitors interpret artistic details and the meaning behind the Lincoln in Three Poses statue

Thursday, August 10
• 10:30 a.m. Create Your Own Penny: Based on fun factual stories told about Abraham Lincoln, visitors redesign their own penny.
• 1:00 p.m. Scavenger Hunt: Visitors participate in a scavenger hunt based on the Lincoln Landing Medallions.

Follow Lincoln Landing’s Facebook Page for updates on upcoming events.

“Lincoln Landing is an underutilized, educational resource and people can learn about the community from the interpretive park. For the students, this is an opportunity to provide educational programs to the public,” commented Dr. Dennis Cremin, director of the Lewis University History Center.

The Lewis University History Center: Urban, Cultural and Catholic History of the Upper Midwest unites scholars, students and the public in the collection, preservation and interpretation of materials linked to the history of the Upper Midwest. The center preserves and promotes the region’s heritage through the collection of historic documents and materials along with the promotion of research and activities involving core areas of public history. Visit http://www.lewisu.edu/historycenter/ for more information.

Lewis University is an innovative and entrepreneurial Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.



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