Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 7:30pm
On Saturday, May 2, 2015, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the passage of the Lincoln Funeral Train. The American Civil War had just ended on April 9, 1865. The country was about to begin the task of rebuilding when shock struck the nation as our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, was assassinated and died on April 15, 1865. On the night of May 2/3, 1865, the funeral train bearing Lincoln’s body from Washington, D.C., to his hometown of Springfield, Illinois, passed through what today are Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie and the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.