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LLCC sponsors trip to Illinois historic sites associated with U.S. presidents

August 27, 2018
Led by state historian Samuel Wheeler and ALPLM executive director Alan Lowe

Lincoln Land Community College is taking reservations for an overnight bus trip Sept. 27-28 entitled, “From Galena and Dixon to the White House: Illinois Presidents Journey.” The trip, endorsed by the Illinois Bicentennial Commission, will be led by Dr. Samuel Wheeler, state historian, and Alan Lowe, executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

Trip participants will visit the birthplace of Ronald Reagan in Tampico; learn about Reagan’s early life through tours in Dixon; spend a night at the Historic DeSoto House Hotel that served as Grant’s presidential campaign headquarters and is Illinois’ oldest operating hotel; and tour Galena and the homes of Ulysses S. Grant and Elihu Washburne to learn about their connection to Abraham Lincoln.

Cost is $325 per participant (based on double-room occupancy; private rooms are an additional $65). Registration is available by calling LLCC Community Education at 217-786-2432. Online registration is also available. For more information, visit www.llcc.edu/travel-opportunities.
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