Justin Blandford

Justin  BlandfordJustin Blandford is the site manager for three state-owned historic sites in Springfield, IL with historical connections to Abraham Lincoln: The Vachel Lindsay Home, the Lincoln-Herndon Law Office, and the Old State Capitol. He is responsible for a wide-array of public history programs that have attracted new audiences and new sources of funding to these historic sites, and is the driving force behind the initiative to restore the only remaining building that housed Lincoln's Springfield offices. Justin earned his undergraduate degree in history from Webster in 1999 and is completing his master's degree in history at the University of Illinois Springfield.