Presidential Museum Volunteers
Head to Mount Pulaski
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[April 17, 2017]
PULASKI - On April 18 and 19, a total of 120 volunteers from the
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library will journey to
Mount Pulaski to experience the Mount Pulaski Courthouse - a State
Historic Site, and the Mount Pulaski Historical Museum.
Thirty volunteers will be in Mount Pulaski each morning and each
afternoon. In mid-day on both days, they will gather together for a
buffet lunch at the Old Brickyard. During lunch, Fred Lipp will
present a history of Mount Pulaski, and Tom Martin will tell about
the Mount Pulaski Courthouse Foundation.
Volunteers at the ALPLM are required to do 6 hours of continuing
education each year as a way of deepening their knowledge of the
legacy of Abraham Lincoln. The hope is that the volunteers will know
about Mount Pulaski and will share with visitors to the ALPLM if the
opportunity presents itself and encourage them to visit.
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At the Courthouse, six local volunteers will greet the visitors
on the first floor, each telling about one of the rooms there. Visitors will
then proceed to the Courtroom where Site Manager, Barbara Stroud- Borth will
present the history of the building. Bob McCue will then present humorous
stories about and by Abraham Lincoln.
At the Mount Pulaski Museum, visitors will see exhibits which
tell many stories about the Mount Pulaski Township and give glimpses of life in
years gone past. Visitors can learn about the plane =-train race in 1910, see
the guest book from the Mt. Pulaski House when four famous visitors came to
town, see artifacts from many Mount Pulaski businesses such as the Yankee Wind
Mill Company, and learn about events such as the 175th Anniversary Celebration
Salt Creek Attic and Calm Creek Café have offered coupons to the ALPLM
Volunteers to invite them to explore their Washington Street shops.