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Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society honors Paul Beaver and Violet Scully for contributions to Logan County and Illinois <-- click here

[March 13, 2019]   LINCOLN - In 2017 the Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society had the opportunity to nominate two people from our community whom they felt had shaped the history of Illinois. This was to be a nomination that would bring to the forefront two of our finest people during the Illinois Bicentennial celebrations in 2018.  According to LCG&HS President Diane Osborn the Society members gave this a great deal of thought. They considered naming Abraham Lincoln but opted not to for a couple of reasons. They felt that while Lincoln was an integral part of Logan County history, he was not a Logan County native. Furthermore, the society felt that there would be many other communities who would also recognize Lincoln. This local organization wanted the opportunity to recognize that there were others who had a very positive impact on our county.

          114 N Chicago St., Lincoln  62656
Hours:       Tue, Thur, Fri: 11 am to 4 pm 2nd & 4th Sat: 10 am to 1 pm

Lincoln IGA is sponsoring a Drive-thru Pork Chop dinner Thursday, May 16, from 4 to 7 pm on behalf of the Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society.


Advance tickets are available Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through May 9 at the Center, 114 N. Chicago St. Tickets are $9 each. A limited number of tickets will be available during the dinner.


Each dinner includes a pork chop, scalloped potatoes, green beans and a roll. Dinners will be available in the IGA parking lot accessed through the Clinton Street entrance.


2019 Memberships Now Being Accepted                                                       --> click here for access to 18-page Spring 2018 issue of R&B <--

1 May, 2017 Lin. Courier: The Mill Starts A New Life
As a Rte. 66 Museum of Yesteryears
1 May, 2017 Lin. Daily News:  Slideshow  <-- click here

2017 Spring Issue
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May, 2017 LDN: Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society recognized Logan County law practices

  LCGHS announces arrival
 of "Days Gone By"
... available at the Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society, 114 N. Chicago St. Books may be purchased Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. & 2nd Saturday of the month (10 - 1). Cost of the book is $38 each. 217-732-3200. 
 The One Room Logan County School House




                              LCGHS  MEETINGS

May 20  Cheryl Baker of Emden on her Postcard Collection

June 17  Lincoln Circuit Markers


Most meetings are on the 3rd Mondays of each month (except for December) at 6:30 pm, with
the speaker being first on the agenda. We look forward to seeing you.  Please call Carol Farmer,
Vice-President and Program Chairperson, with suggestions for programs at 217-871-3510.

memberships:  Cost is $15 for single; $20 for two persons at same address. 
 Send or stop by LCGHS.  Donations are always welcomed.

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The plaque testifies that in 1857 and 1858, after a fire destroyed the Logan County Courthouse, court was held at the church and that Abraham Lincoln heard cases in the church. The plaque will now be placed on display in the church.  <-- click here for more

Photo by  Nila Smith        (click on image for larger version)

Note:  Geoff Ladd, former Logan County Tourism Director & currently volunteer Director of the Mill on Route 66 Committee, has been spearheading the Mill renovation for several years.


4 May, 2016 Lincoln Daily News:  Historical Society recognizes the Logan County Bar  (founded in 1862)

Robert Sullivan, Commander of American Legion Post 263, and Casey Lore, Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1756 each received a copy of the book,
Generosity, The Story of Logan County During The Great War, for their respective organizations. The books were donated by Bill Donath, author of the book, as a commemoration of 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day.

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