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Francie Staggs - IHPA legacy

Francie Staggs has spent her life volunteering for various organizations and agencies. In early 2004 she was one of the first to sign up as a volunteer for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, which opened later that year. In 2005 the museum opened up to great fanfare, and Francie was on hand to help make the day a resounding success. For the next fifteen years she dedicated much of her time to the library and museum, attending many of the special events and greeting visitors from around the world at the Museum. At the time of this interview she was still volunteering for the ALPLM.

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum soft opening

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Interview Session

Experiences as a volunteer

See also Francie Stagg's entire interview in the Family Memories collection.

Photos

Caption:
The photo of Francie that appears on her Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum volunteer Badge.      

Where:
Springfield, Illinois


When:
August or September of 2004

Ownership:
ALPLM photo.


Caption:
Francie with Fred Bird and Clark, mascots for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs.  The photo taken in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum’s plaza on December 16, 2017 during the Museum’s popular “The Rivalry, Cubs v Cards” exhibit

Where:
Springfield, Illinois

When:
December 16, 2017

Ownership:
Narrator's photo.

Caption:
Behind the Scene in the ALPM "Ghost of the Library" exhibit. 

Pictured from left to right are Alan and Penny Roth; Connie Cardinal; Francie Staggs; Carol Cronister; and Denise Hampton.

Where:
Springfield, Illinois

When:
Unknown

Ownership:
Narrator's photo.

Caption:
Francie Staggs rubs the nose of the Gutzon Borglum's bronze of Abraham Lincoln in front of the Lincoln Tomb in Springfield, IL, a tradition for any visitor to the tomb. The photo was taken on the day of a total solar eclipse in August of 2017. 

Where:
Springfield, Illinois

When:
August 21, 2017

Ownership:
Narrator's photo.

Caption:
Lincoln/Guinnip Well. It is well documented that Lincoln practiced law in Marshall and traveled the Marshall-Charleston Road.  There is no documented proof that Lincoln used the well, but many assume that he refreshed his horse and drank the water.

Where:
Marshall, Illinois

When:
Unknown

Ownership:
Narrator's photo.



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