Wednesday, January 12, 2011
 
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Lincoln's birthday at Postville Feb. 5

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[January 12, 2011]  The Postville Courthouse volunteers once again invite you to attend their birthday celebration to honor Abraham Lincoln. They will observe his birthday with an afternoon event Feb. 5 at the historic courthouse site at 914 Fifth St. in Lincoln.

HardwareEvery year this state historic site celebrates the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, who once practiced law in the original courthouse that was at the site when he was a lawyer on the 8th Judicial Circuit, before he became president of the United States. The original courthouse was purchased by Henry Ford in 1929 and moved to Dearborn, Mich. The building that stands at the Fifth Street site today is a replica that was built in 1953 as part of Lincolnís centennial celebration.

A full schedule of events will kick off at noon. Bloomington author Guy Fraker will once again give presentations on Abraham Lincoln from 2 to 4 p.m. in the upstairs courtroom. Mike Anderson will be another featured guest, performing throughout the afternoon. Anderson is one of the most versatile folk performers in the Midwest, and he will provide an entertaining presentation including music, storytelling and humor.

Abraham Lincoln interpreter Gary Simpkins will visit with guests, and John Sutton and friends will provide period music 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 Logan County]

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