- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Visitors to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield will get a chance to learn about the historic 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago - and a cup of tea.

In a news release, the library says it will present a “World’s Fair Tea” on Aug. 1.

The museum says the three-course tea begins at 1 p.m. Along with tea, the menu includes scones and clotted cream, chicken salad and desserts such as lemon butter tarts and chocolate-dipped strawberries. The library will also have items such as posters and photographs from the Columbian Exposition. And the $35 entrance fee - $31.50 for museum members - includes free admission to the museum’s exhibit called “Undying Words: Lincoln 1858-1865.”

For more information, visit www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov and click “Special Events Reservations.”

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