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 March 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 join us.
For more information, please contact Roseann Coers at 217-737-2534
April 12, 2015

2 - 3:30 pm

The Lincoln Heritage Museum

The Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society will observe the 150th 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 President Lincoln.

 

ESSAY CONTEST

 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 of school.

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.


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