16, 2015, meeting:
Dean Baker of Lincoln,
Illinois, will be speaking
on the History of U.S.
Coinage at the March 16,
2015, meeting of the Logan
County Genealogical &
Historical Society. Mr.
Baker will also have some
ancient coins on display.
The meeting will be held at
the LCGHS research center,
114 N Chicago St., Lincoln,
and will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The public is invited to
attend the meeting. Coin
collectors, you won't want
to miss this event. Please
more information, please
contact Roseann Coers at
2 - 3:30 pm
The Logan County
Genealogical & Historical Society will
anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s
assassination, death and funeral
on Sunday, April
12, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Under the
theme, “A Nation Mourns, April 15,
1865,” the event will take place at the
Lincoln Heritage Museum. Charles
Fricke will begin the afternoon with a
narration, written by Paul Gleason,
Logan County Historian, of the life and
times of Abraham Lincoln prior to April
15, 1865. Ron Keller, Lincoln
Heritage Museum Director, will present a
PowerPoint presentation of national and
local media coverage of President
Lincoln’s death and funeral. Alexa
Maxey, a Lincoln College student, will
give a dramatic portrayal related to the
Lincoln assassination and funeral titled
“Louisa Hawes’s Story: How Logan County
Mourned a President and Friend”.
Paul Beaver, LC Professor Emeritus, will
recount the funeral preparations and
travel plans taking President Lincoln
through the nation and home to
Springfield, Illinois. The Lincoln
Heritage Museum will be open at the time
of this program showcasing artifacts
from the assassination and funeral of
ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S FAVORITE QUOTE
The Logan County
Genealogical & Historical Society is sponsoring
an essay contest for all Logan County
students in grades 5-8.
The subject of the essay contest is: “My favorite Quote by Abraham Lincoln.
Why it is my favorite quote and how it
relates to today?”
The essay shall be no more
than 500 words in length (not counting a,
an, and, the). It may be
either typed, or handwritten in ink on
regular theme paper. No
decorations, pictures or other graphics are to
be used. A separate title
page must include essay title, student’s
name and home address, grade in school, and name
The essays must reach
Roseann Coers, 48 1800th St, New
Holland IL 62671, by March 23, 2015.
If the essay is given as a class
assignment, all of the essays may be sent to her
in the same envelope.
Announcement of the winner
for each of the four grades will be made on
Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the Lincoln Heritage
Museum in Lincoln, at approximately 3:30 P.M.
following the event, “A Nation Mourns, April 15,
1865.” The Logan County
Genealogical & Historical Society is hosting
this event in observance of the 150th
anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s
assassination, death and funeral.
If you have any questions,
contact Roseann Coers at 217-737-2534.