Christmas on Vinegar Hill at Mount Pulaski Courthouse Nov. 23

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[November 07, 2019] 

For 31 years, “Christmas On Vinegar Hill” has taken place on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, and 2019 is no exception with this special event at the Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site on Saturday, November 23.

Throughout Mount Pulaski, venues will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for the celebration. At the Mount Pulaski Courthouse, the traditional hot cider, coffee and cookies will be offered to visitors. The Courthouse will be decorated for Christmas, including a display of small trees and wreaths prepared by community residents and set up by the Mount Pulaski Courthouse Foundation for an auction. The auction will take place at 3:00 p.m. on November 23. The trees and wreaths will be on display beginning on November 5.

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Gently-used Christmas items, Helen Schmidt's cookies, and other baked goods will be on sale at the Mount Pulaski History Museum across from the south side of the Courthouse. Many vendors will be offering crafts and baked goods at the American Legion, the Mount Pulaski Grade School and the Mount Pulaski High School. Food will also be available at local churches.

The Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site, where Abraham Lincoln practiced law, is located at 113 S. Washington St., Mount Pulaski

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