Tuesday, January 27, 2009
sponsored by Quiznos

Local February events scheduled for Lincoln birthday

Send a link to a friend

[January 27, 2009] 

InsuranceFeb. 6
Mount Pulaski's Looking for Lincoln dedication

Mount Pulaski will dedicate a Looking for Lincoln wayside sign next to the circa 1848 courthouse in which Abraham Lincoln, Judge David Davis, Stephen A. Douglas, William Herndon and others were engaged in law practice back in the late 1840s on into late 1854. The dedication will start at 11 a.m., with a possible lunch planned to follow. More details to come.

Feb. 7
Postville Courthouse Abe Lincoln's birthday celebration

Postville Courthouse will once again celebrate Abraham Lincoln's birthday in style, and the public is invited to attend. Paul Beaver will be on hand to give two afternoon presentations. Susan Kirby, local author, will give a presentation. Postville volunteers will conduct tours and serve birthday cake and punch. The Postville Express will play period music throughout the event, and the Arts and Craft Guild will have their children's event from 10 a.m. to noon in the historic courtroom. Contest winners will also be announced. An Abraham Lincoln interpreter will be on hand to greet visitors. The hours for the celebration are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This event is free to the public, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call 217-732-8930 or 217-737-0979 or visit www.postvillecourthouse.com.

[to top of second column]

Feb. 8
Mount Pulaski Courthouse trial re-enactment with Abraham Lincoln

This final production will include a cast of 11 people, with the jury being selected from the audience. Professional Lincoln impersonator Joe Woodward will be back for his second appearance. Plan to see this final production of the Mount Pulaski Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial celebrations. The performance starts at 2 p.m. Limited seating is available by calling 217-792-5442 for reservations. The cost is $5 per ticket.

Feb. 8
Annual Looking for Lincoln dinner

Come out and celebrate Abraham Lincoln's birthday with a dinner at the Maple Club, hosted by Main Street Lincoln Looking for Lincoln and Mount Pulaski Looking for Lincoln. The evening begins with a social hour at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6. A presentation is being planned for 7 p.m. Ticket prices are to be announced. For more information, call Main Street Lincoln, 217-732-2929.

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County]

< Top Stories index

Back to top


News | Sports | Business | Rural Review | Teaching and Learning | Home and Family | Tourism | Obituaries

Community | Perspectives | Law and Courts | Leisure Time | Spiritual Life | Health and Fitness | Teen Scene
Calendar | Letters to the Editor