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Kickoffs Aug. 21-23 for
Lincoln Sesquicentennial
30th annual Lincoln Art Fair
15th annual Lincoln Balloon Festival

Thursday, Aug. 21

Civil War and Underground Railroad quilt show opens in the Logan County Courthouse rotunda

3 p.m. -- Opening ceremonies for Vietnam Wall display at Lincoln Christian College

6 p.m. -- Music, food and activities at Maple Ridge Care Centre, 2202 N. Kickapoo St.

Friday, Aug. 22

Civil War and Underground Railroad quilt show in the Logan County Courthouse rotunda

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Flea market in Scully Park, downtown

Lunch -- Oasis senior citizen center, 501 Pulaski St.

4-10 p.m. -- Balloon fest activities at the Logan County Fairgrounds

Saturday, Aug. 23

8 a.m. -- Sky's the Limit 3-mile run, beginning at the Lincoln Park District facilities, 1400 Primm Road

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Lincoln Woman's Club "Hospitality Sweet," 230 N. McLean St. (across from the art fair in Latham Park)

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. -- Used book sale at Lincoln Public Library, 725 Pekin St.

Civil War and Underground Railroad quilt show in the Logan County Courthouse rotunda

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Flea market in Scully Park, downtown

10 a.m. - 10 p.m. -- Balloon fest activities at the Logan County Fairgrounds

Lunch -- Oasis senior citizen center, 501 Pulaski St.

Noon - 5 p.m. -- 1860s craft show, Postville Courthouse lawn, Fifth Street

Sunday, Aug. 24

Postville – “Where It All Began” Day

Civil War and Underground Railroad quilt show in the Logan County Courthouse rotunda

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. -- Lincoln Woman's Club "Hospitality Sweet," 230 N. McLean St. (across from the art fair in Latham Park)

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- Used book sale at Lincoln Public Library, 725 Pekin St.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Flea market in Scully Park, downtown

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Balloon fest activities at the Logan County Fairgrounds

Lunch -- Oasis senior citizen center, 501 Pulaski St.

5 p.m. -- Dedication of the Abraham Lincoln well near VFW Post 1756 on Fifth Street

Ice cream social and crowning of sesquicentennial queen at Postville Park, Fifth Street

Monday, Aug. 25

Lincoln Heritage Day

"The Story of Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln and Logan County" presentation

Panel of historians at Lincoln College

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Business and Industry Day

Business open house

1860s baseball game -- Ground Squirrels versus local sports standouts

Underground Railroad display

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Lincoln Founders Day

Town christening re-enactment, near train depot, downtown

Watermelon feed in Latham Park, downtown

1850s-1860s music

Special postal pictorial cancellation

Thursday, Aug. 28

Agriculture Day

Community dinner and corn feed

1850s farming demonstration

Abraham Lincoln play

Friday, Aug. 29

Education Day

Homecoming for local celebrities

Ethnic festival in Scully Park

American English band with tribute to the Beatles, Broadway Street stage, downtown

'50s-'60s community dance

Saturday, Aug. 30

Homecoming Day

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -- Parade: “Pride in Our Past -- Faith in Our Future”; route from Postville Park on Fifth Street to downtown Lincoln

2 p.m. -- Brothers of the Brush and Abraham Lincoln look-alike contests in Latham Park, downtown

33rd Regimental Infantry Union demonstration -- battle re-enactment on field next to Bonanza

Encampment at Postville Park on Fifth Street

Civil War grand ball with music by the 33rd Infantry Band at VFW Post 1756, Fifth Street

Creagles band with tributes to Credence Clearwater and the Eagles, Broadway Street stage, downtown

Sunday, Aug. 31

Religious Day

Community church services

Chicken dinner

3 p.m. -- Interdenominational church service

Outdoor concert, courthouse lawn

Sesquicentennial parade theme chosen

[FEB. 24, 2003]  In 1953 the slogan "Pride in Our Past -- Faith in Our Future" set the tone for Lincoln's centennial celebration; in 2003 the same glowing words have become the theme for the sesquicentennial parade.

Meeting on Wednesday night, the Sesquicentennial Committee, chaired by Mayor Beth Davis, chose this theme to encourage both historical and futuristic floats and other entries. Parade co-chair Roger Matson said that Logan Railsplitting Association, the town of Middletown and Lincoln Community High School class of 1953 have already shared plans for floats.

Several decisions, including two made Wednesday night, have knit the overlapping Lincoln Sesquicentennial and the annual Lincoln Art and Balloon Festival more tightly together. First, a chance to view the Vietnam Wall display is the kickoff for both celebrations. The display, sponsored by the Art and Balloon Festival Committee, will be set up at Lincoln Christian College during the four days of the festival. Opening ceremonies are set for 3 p.m. on Aug. 21.

"It is an impressive way to kick off all 10 days of events," said Bobbi Abbott, executive director of the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce. The display is a 250-foot-long, 5-foot-tall replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. It will be set up on the east side of the main drive toward the LCC chapel. Local veterans groups will provide a 24-hour honor guard. A booklet listing locations of names of POWs and MIAs from Illinois will be available.

Second, this year's art and balloon fest logo has been designed to complement the sesquicentennial logo. Local graphic artist Ken Bottrell designed both.


Third, the Sesquicentennial Committee voted to print 50,000 copies of a 16-page brochure promoting both events. The cost will be shared with Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the art and balloon fest. Abbott said she could not justify the original plan to print two brochures: "I think it's 10 days of terrific fun. I don't see separating them out."

The art fair is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and the balloon fest its15th. Festival events are concentrated in the four days from Thursday, Aug. 21, to Sunday, Aug. 24. Sesquicentennial events also begin on the 21st, with a quilt show in the courthouse rotunda, and continue to the finale at the courthouse square on Sunday, Aug. 31.

Two sesquicentennial events seem to be outgrowing their time slots. Half an hour on Aug. 24 is set aside for the dedication of the newly restored Abraham Lincoln well. Fifth Street between the Postville Courthouse and VFW Post 1756 will be blocked off for the ceremony, so it needs to be fairly short. Yet 13 names are on the list of speakers. Shirley Bartelmay, Postville cluster chair, said the list needs to be pared down to fit the dedication within its time slot yet preserve the dignity of the occasion.

The parade has grown so large that the committee kicked its starting time back one hour. It is now set to begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, and continue to 12:30 p.m. Parade co-chairs Roger Matson and Don Vinson said they expect 50 to 75 antique tractors and engines (some may be displayed but not in the parade); a spotted horses club and other horses pulling buggies, carriages, wagons, surreys and a stagecoach; many bands; floats; and up to 14 Abe Lincolns in individual convertibles.

The city of Lincoln, Mo., plans to send 55 high-school musicians plus 80 townspeople. "The whole town's getting excited," Matson reported. The parade route is so long -- from Postville Park to downtown -- that walking is discouraged and groups other than bands are urged to ride instead. Entry forms are available from Matson and Vinson.


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In other reports, ethnic foods chair Roger Bay said he has signed up three food vendors and hopes to find eight for the downtown area. Some vendors will also follow events to other venues.

Music chair Greg Pelc said he plans seven stages and has asked 17 bands to play during the three-day finale Aug. 29-31. The largest stage will be set up in the downtown block of Broadway Street, in front of Kathleen's Hallmark Shop and Cookie's Bakery. Pelc said the entertainment schedule is 90 percent in place, and he expects to announce the lineup in a month.

Ron Keller, who chairs the re-enactment committee, has found a site for the Civil War ball on Saturday, Aug. 30. Dancers will twirl their partners to music provided by the 33rd Infantry Band at VFW Post 1756. Anyone wanting to join a class on period dancing should contact Keller at the Lincoln College Museum or Bonnie Knieriem in Mason City by March 1.

Earlier on Aug. 30 prospective ball-goers can get in the Civil War mood by attending a battle re-enactment on the field next to Bonanza. Keller said to expect cannons and horses as part of the excitement. At Postville Park other troops will set up an encampment.

As curator of the LC Museum, Keller is planning a historical exhibit covering the 150-year history of the city of Lincoln. He is requesting contributions of artifacts that help tell the story of the community. Possibilities include high-school diplomas, clothing, photos, newspapers and city campaign buttons. Donated items will be stored and exhibited safely and returned promptly after the exhibit ends. They must have the donor's name attached.

Treasurer Paul Short said the sesquicentennial checking account now holds approximately $20,000. He has recently received three gifts of $500 and several smaller donations. Some of this money was earmarked during the meeting. As the largest example, Sharon Awe was granted another $2,500 beyond the $8,000 she received a month ago to purchase souvenirs. This is seed money, and the committee expects it to be more than repaid as shirts, candles, plates, throws, Abe Lincoln beanbag dolls, stovepipe hats and other souvenirs are snapped up by the public.

Queen contest chair Pat Geskey announced prizes for the sesquicentennial queen and two runners-up. The coronation ceremony will take place at the ice cream social following the dedication of the Abraham Lincoln well on Aug. 24. As at the centennial, the queen will be the contestant who sells the most ice cream social tickets. Tickets are $1 each and entitle the purchaser to cake and ice cream.

Prizes for the queen include a tiara, $500 in cash and a $100 savings bond. The first runner-up will be awarded $200 and the second runner-up $100. Both will take home a $50 savings bond. Geskey expects that businesses and organizations will also donate prizes for the queen and her attendants.

[Lynn Spellman]

Well restoration brings back local history

[FEB. 21, 2003]  It won't be long before thirsty Lincoln residents can pump themselves a drink of water from the Abraham Lincoln well, Terry "T.W." Werth told the Lincoln City Council Tuesday evening.

The check for $10,000 from former state Sen. Robert Madigan's member initiative funds is in the bank, and work can begin as soon as the weather permits. Werth said Charles E. Jolly, owner of Reynolds Well Drilling Group of Springfield, is ready and waiting to start. The well is located outside the VFW Hall at 915 Fifth St.

Local historians say Abraham Lincoln would have used water from this well, the only one in the old town of Postville, when he was trying law cases at the Postville Courthouse across the street and staying at the Deskins hotel, on the present VFW site.

For those who want a memento of the historic well, there will be about 1,150 bricks available that had to be removed from the well to meet health department regulations. The hand-cut bricks will be sealed to prevent deterioration and will carry a brass plaque saying they are from the well Lincoln often drank from while on the 8th Judicial Circuit. Each brick will cost $25. The money will be used for the well's maintenance.

The well will be dedicated on Aug. 24, 2003, the first day of the upcoming Sesquicentennial, when the city of Lincoln will celebrate its 150th birthday, Mayor Beth Davis said.

Werth, a local businessman and a county board member, has been dedicated to restoring the well for the past 2½ years, since the day his curiosity got the best of him and he asked Street Superintendent Donnie Osborne to lift the well's old wooden cover and see what was under it.

He had been driving by the site for years, he said, wondering if the old well was still there. The well was ordered closed back in 1915 because it was a health hazard, as tests from the University of Illinois showed it contained typhoid fever germs. Because of that order, Werth thought he might see only fill when the cover was removed.


However, what he saw was the historic well much they way it had looked when it was dug about 1843.

"They abandoned it but didn't fill it in. Lucky for us," he said.

The 34-foot-deep oval-shaped well was dug in three sections, the first two lined with brick and the last lined with wood, probably cedar, which is still perfectly preserved, he said.

"The builders started working at the top so it wouldn't cave in on them," Werth said. He said they used half-moon-shaped boards to hold the soil back, then lined a section with brick before they dug deeper. Each section is narrower than the one above, the top section being about 7-by-8 feet, the next one 6-by-7 feet and the wooden section 5-by-6 feet.

Werth sent a camera down to take pictures of each section of the well. These pictures, a valuable historic record of the way wells were once constructed, will be on display at the Postville Courthouse when they are suitably framed, he said.


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Werth said that when debris in the old well was pumped out, it was hauled out to the sewer plant, where he went through it carefully. The only thing of value he found was a gold watch case; the watch it once held had eroded away. He thinks a wealthy man, such as a judge or perhaps a lawyer or doctor, must have dropped his watch into the well. An ordinary working man would not have been able to afford the gold watch, he said. There was no identification on the case.

He said he had hoped to find a couple of gold coins in the well debris, but evidently those getting a drink kept their money firmly in their pockets.


[photos by Jan Youngquist]

Although the well had a hand pump on a wooden platform when Werth was a boy, he believes that in Lincoln's time it would have been an open well with a winch and a bucket to lower into the water. The restoration, however, will have a wooden platform and a brand-new hand pump, a replica of the kind of pump that was used for so many years.

Other things about the restoration will be different, too. Although the well committee tried its hardest, there was no way they could pump safe drinking water from the well as it was. All tests showed the water was polluted.

"We tried everything possible," he said. "We tested and retested, we tried chlorinating it, everything."

The only way to make drinking from the well safe today is to use city water, he said. That means filling in the top of the well and hooking it up to the city water system.


The well will be sealed 8 feet down with pea gravel and lean concrete, then topped with sand, as directed by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

"The state insisted it be filled in, one way or another," Werth said. "But it's still a piece of history."

The work to be done by Charles Jolly is hooking up the pump to the city water system, inserting a valve that will prevent any water from going back into the city's system.

After that is done, a new wooden platform and the replica of the old pump will be installed. Werth doesn't think the work will take long, once Jolly can get started.

Jolly has been "incredible help" in the well project and has never lost interest in it, Werth said. He also praised the VFW for their cooperation, as well as Alderman Bill Melton, chairman of the sewer committee.

Werth remembers that he and his brother once drank from the old well, sometime back in the 1950s.

[Joan Crabb]

Sites to See

‘Walking on the Path of Abraham Lincoln'

A walking tour of historic Lincoln, Ill.

Note: The following material is from a brochure produced as a high school project by J.R. Glenn and Angie Couch for Main Street Lincoln. The Main Street Lincoln office and local tourist information center is on the second floor of Union Planter's Bank at 303 S. Kickapoo.

[Click here for larger map]

1. Town christening site

Broadway and Chicago streets

In August 1853 the first sale of lots in the new town of Lincoln took place near this spot. Abraham Lincoln, in whose honor the town was named, was in attendance. When asked on the day of the land sale to officially "christen the town," Lincoln obliged. Lifting the cover off a pile of watermelons stacked on the ground by a local farmer, Lincoln picked up a melon and conducted a brief ceremony using its juice. Lincoln, Ill., is the only town named for Lincoln before he became president.

2. Lincoln railroad depot

101 N. Chicago St.

Abraham Lincoln frequented this city by train after its founding. As president-elect, Lincoln came hereon Nov. 21, 1860. He stopped near this spot to make a few remarks from the rear of his train. This was his last speech in Logan County and the last time Lincoln would visit his namesake city. His funeral train stopped here on May 3, 1865. The current depot was built several decades later, in 1911.

3. State Bank of Lincoln

111 N. Sangamon St.

Abraham Lincoln met sculptor Leonard Volk for the first time on the boardwalk in front of the Lincoln House Hotel. Volk asked Lincoln to pose for a bust and life mask of his face and hands. Signed copies of the life masks by Volk, as well as original artwork by Lloyd Ostendorf of Lincoln in Logan County, are on display in this bank building's lobby.

4. Site of the Lincoln House Hotel

501 Broadway St.

The Lincoln House, one of the grandest hotels between St. Louis and Chicago, stood on this spot from 1854 to 1870. All the political luminaries of the day, including Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, David Davis and Richard Oglesby, crossed its threshold at one time or another The Lincoln House was a two-story frame structure that fronted the railroad tracks and featured a large veranda.

5. Robert Latham home site

400 N. Kickapoo St.

Robert B. Latham joined John D. Gillett and Virgil Hickox in founding the town of Lincoln in 1853. Abraham Lincoln, other lawyers and judges were often guests at his house.

6. Logan County Courthouse

When Lincoln became the county seat in 1853, a courthouse was built on this spot. A second courthouse was built in 1858 and remained in use until the early 20th century, when it was replaced with the current building. Abraham Lincoln practiced law and attended political functions in the first two courthouses built on the square. A statue of Lincoln stands in this courthouse. A Civil War monument and cannon sit on the north side of the courthouse grounds.

7. Lincoln lot site

523 Pulaski St.

A plaque located on the right-hand side of this store identifies the location as a lot Lincoln once owned. James Primm, in need of money, approached former Illinois Gov. Joel Matteson for a $400 advance. Matteson directed him to have Lincoln sign a note as Primm's guarantor. Lincoln co-signed the note. Later Primm defaulted and Lincoln had to pay the note. Eventually Primm deeded Lincoln this property in recompense.


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8. Rustic Inn

412 Pulaski St.

In 1876 members of a counterfeiting gang met here to hatch a plot to steal Lincoln's corpse from its burial vault in Springfield. The gang had planned to hide Lincoln's body in the Indiana sand dunes on the shore of Lake Michigan and negotiate with the governor of Illinois for $200,000 in cash and the release of Ben Boyd. The bartender at the Rustic Inn overheard the plot and reported it to the authorities. The Secret Service later apprehended the gang members. Robert Todd Lincoln had his father's coffin encased in several tons of cement to prevent future attempts to steal the body.

Other Lincoln sites in Lincoln

9. Stephen A. Douglas speech site

Comer of Fourth and Logan streets

Stephen Douglas visited this city during the famous 1858 Illinois senatorial campaign. Douglas paraded with all his supporters through the decorated streets to the tent that was pitched on this site. Lincoln, who was also in town, listened to his opponent from the back of the crowd. In the end, a majority of Logan County voters favored Lincoln, but Douglas won the 1858 election.

10. Postville Courthouse

914 Fifth St.

This state historic site is a replica of an 1840 courthouse where Lincoln argued, won and lost cases while he traveled the 8th Judicial Circuit.

11. Site of Deskins Tavern

915 Fifth St.

Lincoln often stayed at Deskins Tavern when he traveled to Postville. A well where he quenched his thirst is also at this site.

12. Postville Park

1300 Fifth St.

Abraham Lincoln was well-known for his athletic abilities, and he frequently joined in games of "town ball" at this village park.

13. Lincoln College and Museum

300 Keokuk St.

A nationally registered landmark, Lincoln College was founded and named for President Lincoln on Feb. 12, 1865. The museum houses an extensive collection of memorabilia on the life of Abraham Lincoln.

[See "LC Museum named one of 10 best Lincoln-related sites in Illinois"]


Other sites of interest in downtown Lincoln 

Lincoln Public Library (a Carnegie building)

725 Pekin St.

Logan County Genealogical
& Historical Society

114 N. Chicago St.

Lincoln City Hall

700 Broadway St.

U.S. Post Office

102 S. McLean St.

Courthouse Square Historic District

including historic sites, restaurants and shops

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Logan County historical landmarks


J. H. Hawes wooden country elevator. Open Sunday afternoons June through August. Free.

Atlanta Public Library and Museum. On National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1908. Comer of Race and Arch. Phone (217) 648-2112. Free.


Monument proclaims the geographic center of the state of Illinois. Town was laid out in 1872.


Elkhart Cemetery. Richard J. Oglesby, who was elected governor of Illinois in 1864, 1872 and 1884, is buried here; also John Dean Gillett, known as the "Cattle King of the World," and Capt. Adam Bogardus, wing shot champion of the world. For tours of the cemetery and John Dean Gillett Chapel, please phone (217) 947-2238.


Bethel Church. Built in 1854. Three miles from Route 136 between Emden and Atlanta on County Road 20.


Site of Deskins Tavern. Across the street from Postville Courthouse, 915 Fifth St. Signage. Free.

Site of well Abraham Lincoln drank from. Across the street from Postville Courthouse, 915 Fifth St. Free.

Site of town christening by Abraham Lincoln on Aug. 27, 1853. Lincoln was the first community in the United States to be named for Abraham Lincoln before he became famous. Also, Lincoln's funeral train stopped here on May 3,1865. Located at the south side of the Lincoln Depot, Broadway and Chicago streets. Official Looking for Lincoln signage. Free.

Logan County Courthouse. Contains second-largest courtroom in Illinois. Built in 1905. Located on the courthouse square, downtown Lincoln. Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; Saturday until noon. Phone (217) 732-6400. Free.

Lincoln College Museum. Over 3,000 historic items. Lincoln College was founded and named for President Lincoln on Feb. 12, 1865. Keokuk and Ottawa streets. Summer hours: 9 to 4 Monday through Friday; 1 to 4 Saturday and Sunday; closed May 28 and July 4. Free.

Heritage In Flight Museum. Museum is filled with memorabilia from all U.S. military conflicts back to World War I. Located at the Logan County Airport. Phone ahead (217) 732-3333 to confirm hours. Free but donations accepted.

Lincoln Public Library. Original Carnegie library built in 1902. Tiffany-style glass inner dome. 725 Pekin St. Open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 to 6; Saturday, 9 to 3. Phone (217) 732-8878. Free.

Postville Courthouse State Historic Site. Guided tours. 914 Fifth St. Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Ph. (217) 732-8930 for additional information. Free but donations accepted.


Stagecoach Inn. The inn was on the old stage route from Springfield to Peoria. Built mid-1800s. Village is also famous for its aeronautical history. Free.

Mount Pulaski

Mount Pulaski Courthouse. This building is one of only two original 8th Judicial Circuit courthouses in Illinois. On National Register of Historic Places. Was Logan County Courthouse from 1847 to 1855. Guided tours. Open 12 to 5 Tuesday through Saturday. Phone (217) 732-8930. Free.

[Link to historical information on communities in Logan County]

Heritage In Flight Museum open Wednesday-Sunday

A little-known historical site full of large and small treasures sits on the outskirts of town on the Logan County Airport property. The Heritage In Flight Museum building itself is a part of history. It is a remnant of Camp Ellis, located west of Havana, which was the largest military training and prisoner-of-war camp in the United States during World War II. After the war the camp was closed and the buildings were sold. Logan County Airport is fortunate to have one of the few remaining structures from Camp Ellis.

A little-known historical site full of large and small treasures sits on the outskirts of town on the Logan County Airport property. The Heritage In Flight Museum building itself is a part of history. It is a remnant of Camp Ellis, located west of Havana, which was the largest military training and prisoner-of-war camp in the United States during World War II. After the war the camp was closed and the buildings were sold. Logan County Airport is fortunate to have one of the few remaining structures from Camp Ellis.

Several historic items are found outside at the airport, including the rotating beacon, the green-and-white light that identifies the airport location to pilots flying at night. Before being moved to Logan County Airport, it was part of the lighted airway system that the airmail pilots in the 1920s used to navigate at night. The one that now resides here was originally located between Lincoln and Atlanta and provided a bright signal for Charles Lindbergh when he flew the airmail route between St. Louis and Chicago.

While outside you can also view a number of aircraft that are on display from various time periods.

Moving to the inside, you find that the Heritage in Flight Museum is filled with items of aviation history from the military and civilian branches of flying and from the earliest days of open-cockpit biplanes to the latest jets. Veterans who reside in Logan County have donated much of what the museum has. Families from the community have donated items that belonged to our war heroes, revealing special sentiments, symbolism and forgotten practices that held a community together in war times. Other items offer a look at early technology such as the airplane and ship radios. Of the thousands of items in the museum, each can be said to teach us something about our past. Visitors can relive history through the numerous displays, mostly grouped in wartime periods, and gain a strong sense of patriotism while studying military displays throughout the building.


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A guided tour is recommended to get the most from these displays. The volunteers are both knowledgeable and passionate about their subject matter and will bring to light little-known nuances that make the displays fascinating.

The museum is always interested in adding items of aviation history. Its greatest need, however, is for more volunteers to help in the guardianship of this important gateway to Lincoln and Logan County.

The museum requires lots of care and maintenance. Members are always looking for interested people of all ages to help care for it, share their interests and preserve a bit of aviation history.

Heritage In Flight Museum is operated by an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization: Heritage-In-Flight, Inc. You are invited to come meet the members and sit in on their meetings anytime. Meetings take place at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of each month in the terminal meeting room.

The museum is a great resource to educate our youth about our aeronautical and military past and shares the wealth of military traditions from a community and national perspective. Schools, youth groups and families are welcome.

Heritage In Flight Museum

1351 Airport Road, Lincoln

Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone: (217) 732-3333

Call the airport and leave a message to request a guided tour, schedule a time during the week or ask for more information.

Also visit www.heritageinflight.org.


You can read more about HIF from the archives of LDN. Go to http://archives.lincolndailynews.com/2001/Feb/15/comunity/business.shtml#Logan County is host to a unique museum rich in special military stories and treasures



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