Lincoln's Birthday observance Feb. 10 at Postville Courthouse
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[JAN. 26, 2007]
Period music, storytelling, a visit by the
Lincolns and an electronic journey in the 8th Judicial Circuit await
visitors to the Lincoln's Birthday observance scheduled for Feb. 10,
from noon to 4 p.m., at Postville Courthouse State Historic Site in
Lincoln. The event is free and open to the public.
Period music will be provided by the ever-popular Postville
Express, who will perform all afternoon. Abraham and Mary Todd
Lincoln impersonators will visit with guests. Postville Courthouse
volunteers will conduct tours and serve birthday cake and punch.
Bloomington attorney and author Guy Fraker will give PowerPoint
presentations at 1 and 2:30 p.m. about the 8th Judicial Circuit that
Abraham Lincoln traveled. Fraker is well-known for his lifelong
interest in Lincoln, and previous presentations at Postville
Courthouse have been quite popular. [Article
Award-winning storyteller and musician
Mike Anderson will perform
at 1:45 p.m. Anderson has honed his skills across the United States
and Canada and is considered one of the best yarn-spinners and worst
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Postville Courthouse State Historic Site, administered by the
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, is a reproduction of the
first Logan County Courthouse, which was in use from 1840 to 1847
and hosted Abraham Lincoln and others who traveled to hold court
sessions in the 8th Judicial Circuit. It is open from noon to 4 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday and is located at 914 Fifth St. in Lincoln.
Historic Preservation Agency news release)