OLLI Lectures

Lincoln’s Long Journey Home

Join us as frequent OLLI instructor Randy Saxon unpacks stories surrounding the Funeral Train that bore Abraham Lincoln across 1,654 miles from Washington to Springfield for burial.  Discover why Mrs. Lincoln was furious about the plan and how her objections were overturned.  Learn about problems with the president's body, mourners, protesters, and funeral arrangements.

This presentation will be an eye-opener and a tear-jerker.  Be prepared!

Date and Time

Monday, March 30, 2015
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Refreshments
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Presentation

Location and Parking

Marty Theatre
Robert H. Michel Student Center, lower level
915 N. Elmwood
Peoria, IL 61606

Parking is available in any blue or white-lined space on campus.

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Transportation will not be provided.  Meet us there!

Our Speaker

Randy Saxon is an acknowledged expert on the history of the Civil War and Lincoln, a docent at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, and a board member of the Illinois State Historical Society. 


Though there is no cost to attend this lecture, registration is required.  

If you need to cancel, contact Continuing Education as soon as possible:  (309) 677-3900.

Lectures are held rain or shine, unless inclement weather closes Bradley University.