Wayside exhibit to be dedicated tomorrow at Postville Courthouse
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[August 11, 2008]
Postville Courthouse in Lincoln, where Abraham
Lincoln practiced law, will be unveiling a new interpretive Abraham
Lincoln wayside exhibit on Tuesday at 9 a.m. The exhibit is the
second in a series of over 40 such signs to be developed and
installed throughout Logan County to identify and interpret Abraham
The wayside exhibit, which
was made possible by the generous donation of philanthropists Mr.
and Mrs. Bernard Behrends of Lincoln, features an illustration of
Abraham Lincoln, Judge Treat and Sheriff Deskins at Postville
Courthouse by noted Lincoln artist Lloyd Ostendorf. Postville, which
later became part of Lincoln, Ill., was a stop for Mr. Lincoln as he
traveled the 8th Judicial Circuit practicing law.
The exhibit is
the second sign produced in connection with the Abraham Lincoln
Heritage Foundation of Logan County, with the first being located at
the Lincoln's Lot site in downtown Lincoln. Most of the remaining
signs are being funded through an Illinois Bicentennial Grant
received by Main Street Lincoln as part of the Abraham Lincoln
Bicentennial Commission of Lincoln.
Postville Courthouse also was recently designated with a sign as
an official "Route 66 Attraction." The attraction is an Illinois
State Historic Site and is managed by a team of volunteers headed by
volunteer coordinator Shirley Bartelmay. The site is open from noon
to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and is located at 914 Fifth St.
For more details on Postville Courthouse, contact Shirley
Bartelmay at 217-735-4977 or visit
www.postvillecourthouse.com. For information on other Abraham
Lincoln Bicentennial events, call 217-732-8687 or visit
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of