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2016 City Ornament

Features the Lincoln Depot

 

For 24 years, St. Joseph’s Home has commissioned local artists to design an ornament for an annual fundraiser known as the Springfield City Ornament series. Professor Thom Whalen has again volunteered his time and talents to design a one-of-a-kind piece featuring a landmark unique to the City of Springfield.

St. Joseph’s Home is excited to announce that the 2016 City Ornament honors the Lincoln Depot, also known as the Great Western Railroad Station. On Feb. 11, 1861, Abraham Lincoln said goodbye to Springfield here from the train that then carried him to Washington D.C.

These words from Lincoln's speech are embossed on the back of each ornament:

"My friends, No one, not in my situation, can appreciate my feeling of sadness at this parting. To this place, and to these people, I owe every thing.... To His care commending you, as I hope in your prayers you will commend me, I bid you an affectionate farewell."


Each 24-karat gold-plated ornament comes in a velvet-lined presentation box. Each box, stamped with the official seal of the City of Springfield, contains a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity with a brief historical description of the city landmark or event featured on the ornament.

Proceeds for this annual project support the mission and ministries of St. Joseph's Home.

Click HERE to order online with a credit card.

 

For additional information, please call (217) 529-5596 or email funddev@saintjosephshome.org


 

 

 




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SAINT JOSEPH'S HOME of Springfield 3306 S. Sixth St. Rd. Springfield, IL 62703 Phone 217-529-5596 Fax 217-529-8590
SAINT JOSEPH'S HOME of Springfield 3306 S. Sixth St. Rd. Springfield, IL 62703 Phone 217-529-5596 Fax 217-529-8590



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