Preview model of Abraham Lincoln statue to be on display at Feb. 25
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The Abraham Lincoln Statue
Committee will have an 18-inch model of the proposed statue on display at a
special meeting on Monday, Feb. 25, 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
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.