In a painting based on vivid news accounts of the day, artist
Jennifer Boeke has captured stories within the story by the details
in this lively historical remembrance marked by groupings of people.
The square was packed much like the recent presidential inauguration
in Washington. There were even people watching from the trees.
painting was commissioned with a grant attained through Main Street
Lincoln and combines the efforts of the Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
Bicentennial Commission and Looking for Lincoln.
The new "Lincoln in Lincoln" painting is part of commemorating
our connection to Abraham Lincoln. Wanda Lee Rohlfs, Main Street
Lincoln executive director, told last night's audience that the
Illinois Lincoln Bicentennial project "consecrates what we have in
the city of Lincoln and the county of Logan."
For more information on this painting and the donation of a rare
Civil War muster roll, see:
'Lincoln in Lincoln' painting unveiling.
(See the list of Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial celebration