Postville Courthouse Abraham Lincoln birthday celebration Feb. 6
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[January 26, 2010]
The volunteers of Postville Courthouse
once again invite you to attend their annual birthday celebration to
honor Abraham Lincoln. The Postville Courthouse observance will be
on Feb. 6 at 914 Fifth St., in Lincoln.
Every year this state historic site celebrates the birthday of
Abraham Lincoln, who once practiced law in the courthouse that was
at the site. He was a lawyer on the 8th Judicial Circuit before
becoming the 16th president of the United States.
courthouse was purchased by Henry Ford in 1929 and moved to
Dearborn, Mich. The courthouse that stands today is a replica that
was built in 1953 as part of the city of Lincoln's centennial
A full schedule of events will kick off at noon. Logan County
native Paul Beaver will once again be giving presentations. This
year his topics will be the Logan County split between Lincoln and
Douglas. Beaver, now retired and Lincoln College's first professor
emeritus, is a nationally recognized Abraham Lincoln scholar. He is
also well-known for his work as local historian and an advocate for
the community of Lincoln. He will give presentations at 1:30 and
2:15 p.m. in the upstairs courtroom.
Mike Anderson will be another featured guest, performing
throughout the afternoon. He is one of the most versatile folk
performers in the Midwest. He will provide an entertaining
presentation that will include music, storytelling and humor.
Linda Cox and Dorothy Salenger, the "Civil War Ladies," will give
their presentation throughout the afternoon on dressing
for afternoon tea of the Civil War era.
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Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln interpreters will visit with guests,
and period music will be provided by the ever-popular Postville
Express throughout the afternoon. Postville volunteers will conduct
tours and serve birthday cake and punch.
Hours are noon to 4 p.m.
For more information, call 217-735-4977 or 217-737-0979.
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of