Lincoln historians Ron Keller and Paul Beaver will provide
background information on the artist and historical facts that are
shown in the painting.
Artist Jennifer Boeke of Morning Glory Art, which provides
Christian art for use by nonprofit ministries, was commissioned by
Main Street Lincoln to create a unique 58-by-60-inch painting of
Abraham Lincoln, who is speaking to a crowd the day after his debate
with Stephen Douglas. Boeke is well-known for designing and painting
background sets at the annual Christmas in the Chapel performances
at Lincoln Christian College.
The painting will be the focal point of the Lincoln and Logan
County display area in the Lincoln Heritage Museum when it moves to
its new location in the Lincoln Center in 2010.
The "Civil War Muster Roll of the IL 106th Infantry" roster is
being provided by Lincoln residents Joseph G. and Sudie M. Givan
Mintjal. The roster has nearly 30 names of Logan County family
members who served in the Civil War.
A reception will immediately follow the program on Thursday.
Prints of the painting will be available for purchase. Twenty-five
limited edition Giclee prints, priced at $400 each, will be
available to purchase as well as 2,000 prints that will also be
available for purchase.
For more information on the prints, contact Wanda Lee Rohlfs at
Main Street Lincoln.
The event is being endorsed by the Illinois Abraham Lincoln
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