- Mount Pulaski's Looking for Lincoln dedication
Mount Pulaski will be dedicating its Looking for Lincoln wayside
sign, located next to the circa 1848 courthouse where Abraham
Lincoln, Judge David Davis, Stephen A. Douglas, William Herndon
and others were engaged in law practice back in the late 1840s
on into late 1854. The dedication will start at 11 a.m. Friday,
with a possible lunch planned to follow. More details to come.
- Abe Lincoln's birthday celebration at Postville
Postville Courthouse will once again be celebrating Abraham
Lincoln's birthday in style, and the public is invited to
attend. The hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
An Abraham Lincoln interpreter will be on hand to greet you.
Postville volunteers will conduct tours and serve birthday cake
and punch. Paul Beaver will give two afternoon presentations.
Susan Kirby, local author, will give a presentation. Period
music by the Postville Express will be playing throughout the
celebration, and the Arts and Craft Guild will have their
children's event from 10 a.m. to noon in the historic courtroom.
Contest winners will also be announced. This event is free to
the public, but donations will be accepted. For more
information, call 217-732-8930 or 217-737-0979 or visit
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Re-enactment of trial at Mount
Pulaski Courthouse with Abraham Lincoln
This production, starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, will include a cast
of 11 people, with the jury being selected from the audience.
Professional Lincoln impersonator Joe Woodward will be back for
his second appearance. Plan to see this final production of the
Mount Pulaski Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial celebration. Limited
seating is available by calling 217-792-5442 for reservations.
The cost is $5 per ticket.
- Annual Looking for Lincoln dinner
Come out and celebrate Abraham Lincoln's birthday with a dinner
Sunday evening, hosted by Main Street Lincoln Looking for
Lincoln and Mount Pulaski Looking for Lincoln. The event will be
at the Maple Club and begins with a social hour at 5 p.m.,
followed by dinner at 6. A panel of noted speakers, including
Paul Beaver, Guy Fraker and Ron Keller, will present a
PowerPoint program as well as interesting facts about Abraham
Lincoln and Logan County. Tickets are $25 a person and may be
purchased at Main Street Lincoln, Beans and Such and State Bank
of Lincoln. Additionally, tickets are available at Farmer's
State Bank of Emden, Illini Bank of Elkhart, Salt Creek Attic in
Mount Pulaski and Atlanta National Bank. For more information,
call Main Street Lincoln, 732-2929.
[Text from files received from
Abraham Lincoln Tourism
Bureau of Logan County and
Main Street Lincoln]