Preview model of Abraham Lincoln statue to be on display at Feb. 25
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[February 20, 2013]
The Abraham Lincoln Statue
Committee will have an 18-inch model of the proposed statue on
display at a special meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. The meeting will
take place at the Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society
center, 114 N. Chicago St. Special invitations have been sent to
officials of all the towns in Logan County, members of the county
board and the media to attend the meeting.
David Seagraves, artist for the statue, will be present. Seagraves
was the artist who produced the Civil War soldier statue that was
dedicated in 2011.
The new statue is intended to commemorate a speech given by
Abraham Lincoln on Oct. 16, 1858, during his run for the Senate. The
speech took place on the Logan County Courthouse square and drew a
crowd of 5,000. The town of Lincoln was just five years old and its
population was swelled far beyond its permanent residents that day.
The model statue will be on display at the LCGHS center
throughout the fundraising campaign for the statue production. A
copy of the print of a painting of the Lincoln speech will also be
on display during the same period.
Members of the statue committee are available to speak to groups
around the county. Committee members can be reached through LCGHS.
Call 217-732-3200 to leave a message.
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Donations for the project may be made to LCGHS. Individuals who
donate $100 or more to the project will receive an unframed,
numbered copy of the print. The prints are being donated to the
statue committee by Main Street Lincoln.
[Text from file received from the Abraham Lincoln