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[Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society               [Logan Co. Tourism]       [Logan Co. Tourism website]                   [Mt. Pulaski Courthouse]               [Abraham Lincoln in Logan County, 1834-1860]   
         [Mount Pulaski Township Historical  Society Museum]                 
[Mount Pulaski Township Historical Society Website]                 [Elkhart  Historical Society]                 [Elkhart Historical Society Website]

  (First Lincoln Namesake City)                    
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Opening Information:

Logan County Genealogical Society will be

closed for a period of at least two weeks.

The building adjacent to LGHS sustained a fire Monday night. The smoke smell from that fire seeped into our building, the fire-fighters had to break through our front door and take down some ceiling tiles in the workroom to determine that no fire had spread into our building. The power company has shut off our power and that has not yet been restored. LCGHS has sustained no damage other than what was done to make sure our structure was secure.  

We need to get a cleaning company in to filter the smoke smell from the building, repair the front door and, as power is restored, check our technical equipment.

We will let you know if we open earlier or need to extend the closing period.

Monday night blaze results in smoke damage at Logan County

 Genealogical & Historical Society
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Fall 2021        Nov., Dec. Meeting Schedule:


November 15: David Doolin will present historical photos from the Tandy Collection housed at Lincoln College.  David Doolin will be sharing vintage local photos from the Walter Tandy and Larry Shroyer collections during a 6:30 p.m. Monday meeting of the Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society in the Mary Pat room of the American Legion building.

The Annual Meeting will be held at LCGHS this year.

No Christmas Dinner this year.

December 20: No meetings

All program meetings are at 6:30 pm. The speakers are first on the agenda. We look forward to seeing you. Please call, Vice-President and Program Chairperson, with suggestions for programs at 217-732- 3200.

In the interim, if you wish to come in, let us know ahead.
There usually is a group of volunteers in on Tuesdays. 

Email: logancoil1839@gmail.com
or call:  217 732 3200

.Membership runs from January 1 to December 31.
Membership includes four quarterlies.
To receive a Membership Card, please include a
 self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Multiple year memberships are appreciated

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  Lincoln Daily News

The flag was handmade by women in Middletown for the Atlanta Wide Awakes float.
Later, it was cloaked over Abraham Lincolnís shoulders during a Springfield parade
when he was candidate for President in 1860.                    [Photo by Curt Fox]

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2021 memberships:
 Cost is $20 for single; $25 for two persons at same address.  Send or stop by LCGHS.  Donations are always welcomed.

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[Membership includes
copy of the LCGHS Quarterly]

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                  Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society

                                       Lincoln Day Open House

       The society does extensive genealogical research and has a large collection of books to search through when seeking to fill in local family histories. The volunteers will also assist with the searches and offer their knowledge of the communities in the county to those who are seeking to find their roots.  The society also offers a large selection of fact based books about our local communities written by local authors.


          The society offers one room that is dedicated solely to Abraham Lincoln ... collection of Lincoln plates, and some very attractive folk-art style caricatures of the President, library of books pertaining to the President, as well as his life in Illinois and his relationship to the town of Lincoln.

        LCGHS Researcher, Bill Donath, showed guests laminated copies of the Lincoln Evening Courier from 1853 that included photos of the founders of the city of Lincoln. Donath said that the newspapers had been donated to the society by historian Leigh Henson.

                                       [photos & story by Nila Smith, Lincoln Daily News]

January 20:  Diane Osborn shared photos from our LCGHS collection.
     The photo collection of the Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society will be showcased by Diane Osborn, past president of the society.  Among featured items will be Lincoln Street scenes dating back to horse and carriage and street car tracks days, an 1893 aerial photo of the City of Lincoln, a 1955 aerial view of Lincoln State School, photos of Lincoln Lakes, and other pictures and collectibles.
      Downtown Lincoln photo (left) shows the trolley tracks while viewing businesses including Boyd & Sons Dry goods and Gus Marcucciís Confectionary at the corner of Broadway and Kickapoo Streets. This photo is one of about 200 in the framed collection of the Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society. 
     Past LCGHS President Diane Osborn pulled out some of the gems in the collection to showcase them during a meeting at the Society building, 114 N. Chicago St., this week.  Crowd favorites included an 1885 map of the City of Lincoln, Lincoln Lakes Beach photos, and a 1925 photo featuring the "Jigger LineĒ of the Illinois China Co. factory on North Kickapoo Street.  
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Lincoln Daily News <--click here
                   Lincoln Lakes                                     Lincoln State School                                 Logan Co. WWI Soldiers                                        Lincoln Stetson China factory
The Mill Museum in Lincoln, IL is designed like a Dutch windmill. We were so honored to have the Dutch Route 66 Association visit our Mill on Friday, 9/6/19. Many thanks to Dries Bessels & the Dutch Route 66 Association for visiting & giving us the thumbs up! -Geoff Ladd
2017 Lincoln Courier: The Mill Starts A New Life As a Rte. 66 Museum of Yesteryears

Lincoln Daily News:  Slideshow  <-- click here

 The One Room Logan County School House 
New Feature:

former Lincoln resident John Fullerís book,
A Deeper Dive Into the Good Government Council
of Logan County in 1950s Lincoln, IL.

1979 - 2021 R & B Issues <-- click here 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.   
(founded in 1862)
4 May, 2016 Lincoln Daily News:  Historical Society recognizes the Logan County Bar  

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

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