Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.
The Lincoln Heritage signs are part of the Illinois Abraham
Lincoln Bicentennial Commission program and were designed during the
2009 celebration of Lincoln's 200th birthday in order to celebrate
and capture the legacy of Abraham Lincoln's involvement in Logan
County. One sign depicts the history of Lincoln, Latham and the
Kentucky House in Elkhart. The other sign depicts the connection
between Lincoln and the early families of Elkhart. The Elkhart sign
will recount the history of Elkhart, its historical significance and
information regarding the geology of Elkhart Hill.
The Lincoln Heritage signs were in storage due to the lack of
funds required to design and install an adequate display area for
them. Funding and in-kind donations making the project possible have
been received from Phoenix Consulting Engineers, Ace Hardware, R.P.
Lumber, Hundman Lumber, Lowe's, Logan County Board, village of
Elkhart, Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County, Whitmore's
Concrete, Hi-Tek Redneck DJ Service, Elkhart Small Main Street
group, Growing Grounds of Bloomington, Illinois Abraham Lincoln
Bicentennial Commission, Elkhart Needs and Goals group and Main
Street Lincoln. Individuals helping with the project include Lucille
Brewer, Susie Brooks, Jim Carter, Travis Goodwin, Marlene Lanterman,
Paul and Peggy Lee, Sally Litterly, Vern and Mona Maas, and many
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Funding to complete the Elkhart sign for the display is still
needed, and donations are being solicited. For information on how
you can help, contact Peggy Lee, 217-947-2046.
The Heritage Corner display will become a place of interest for
the community, historians and visitors to the village. The Lincoln
Heritage Wayside exhibits are a group of sites offering the
interpretation of Lincoln and his connection to Logan County. A list
and map of Lincoln Heritage signs is included in Logan County
tourism literature as important locations to visit for those
interested in Lincoln's legacy in Illinois.
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of