Postville Courthouse observes Abe's birthday Feb. 11
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[January 20, 2012]
The volunteers of Postville
Courthouse along with members of Lincoln's Logan County Arts & Craft
Guild once again invite you to attend their birthday celebration to
honor Abraham Lincoln. Every year this state historic site
celebrates the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, who once practiced law
in the original courthouse that was at the site. This year's
observance will be on Feb. 11.
A full schedule of events will kick off at 10 a.m. with an
invocation led by the Rev. Simon Taabu from Holy Family Catholic
Church and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Girl Scout Troops 6608
Brian "Fox" Ellis will be the featured speaker. He has
been touring the world since 1980, sharing stories and song, myth
and poetry. His morning presentations at 10:30 and 11:30 will cover
Lincoln's early life, and the afternoon presentations at 1 and 2:30
p.m. will cover William Herndon's law partnership with Lincoln.
A new addition to the festivities will be an Abraham Lincoln
scavenger hunt. The questions for this quiz-like contest are
available at Postville Courthouse, Lincoln Heritage Museum, Lincoln
Public Library, the Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County
office, and online at
http://www.postvillecourthouse.com/. Participants who score at
least 50 points on the quiz will be entered into a drawing, with 10
prizes to be awarded at noon during the birthday celebration.
Abraham Lincoln interpreter Gary Simpkins will welcome and visit
with guests, and period music will be provided by John Sutton and
friends throughout the afternoon. Postville volunteers will conduct
tours, while members of the craft guild will serve birthday cake and
punch. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Lincoln was a lawyer on the 8th Judicial Circuit before becoming
president of the United States. The original 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 Lincoln's centennial celebration.
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of