# 2 or phase 2 of the courthouse renovation is set to begin in the
fall of 2017. The architectural and engineering plans to repair and
renovate the east exterior wall will be finalized soon and the
construction is scheduled to be completed during the spring and/or
early summer of 2018. This is the second phase in a series of
projects intended to renovate and stabilize the physical structure
of this historic courthouse. The first phase, completed in 2016,
repaired broken roof support beams in the attic and also replaced
the entire roof.
Abe’s Million is a campaign, started in January of 2015, to raise
funds to restore the Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site.
The Courthouse Foundation has been working closely with the IDNR and
the Capital Development Board to move phase 2 along. The Abe’s
Million campaign goals for the end of this year and 2018 are to
raise $75,000. Mount Pulaski Courthouse Foundation President, Tom
Martin, states, “Please watch for future updates as we begin the
design phase and look to raise the necessary funds to complete this
worthwhile project of our beloved historic courthouse. The Mt.
Pulaski Courthouse Foundation has overwhelmingly been supported by
our community and other historical enthusiasts, since our inception
in 2011, and for that we say thank you!”
Here are some of the Courthouse Foundation’s upcoming events…
October 28, 2017- Trunk or Treat
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Washington Street, in front of the Courthouse
Lutheran Church will be providing food, hot dogs and chips (free of
for kids will be set up in the Christian Church parking lot.
chocolate, apple cider, and water will be available.
contest in front of the Courthouse
into the Courthouse for more trick or treating.
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November 4, 2017- Guy Fraker at the Courthouse
December 1, 2017-
Lighting of Community Christmas Tree (Community Pride) 6:00 p.m.
The Courthouse Foundations Holly Jolly Christmas Tree Auction
Mike Maske Auction Services
Please join the Mount Pulaski Courthouse Foundation for a live
auction of beautifully decorated trees, a snowy tree raffle, and
event will immediately follow the community tree lighting ceremony
by the gazebo.
winner of the Fan Favorite tree will be announced! Help us
spread holiday cheer and raise money to reach our $75,000 goal to
repair the east wall of the courthouse.
will be available for viewing at the courthouse starting Saturday,
November 18 during Christmas on Vinegar Hill.
December 8, 2017- Community Christmas Parade and Santa at the
Please join Community Pride for their second annual Christmas
Parade! Santa will be making his arrival at the very end of the
parade and will go directly to the Courthouse for pictures and
April 14, 2018- Spring Gala (more info to come)
As always, thank you for your continued support!
[Renee Martin, Mount Pulaski