20 Oct., 2014
(23 Oct., LDN by Curt Fox):
LCGHS view how technology has changed metal working
for Don Bode -
Computer aided plasma cutters
deliver speed and precision
15 Sept., 2014
Reynolds was the guest speaker, Sharon Reynolds,
talked about her 100+ Sear's home,
two-story house on Route 121 south of Lincoln that
has a storied history. The house is one of
over 100,000 homes sold from the Sears, Roebuck and
Company catalog during the early years of the 20th
18 Aug., 2014
Retired Pastor Barbara Stroud-Borth portrayed Sarah Wakefield, a captive of the Sioux
Indians in the Dakota Conflict in Minnesota in 1862.
Abraham Lincoln became involved in the final resolution
of the conflict, displaying his sense of justice by
commuting the death sentences of 265 Indians. In the
end, the death sentences of 38 Dakota Indians were
carried out. The mass hanging was a result of one
of many bloody incidences in the long American-Sioux
conflict that did not end until the 7th Cavalry
conducted its massacre at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in
late 1890. Barbara did her pastoral internship on
a Lakota reservation in South Dakota and served two
congregations in South Dakota for six and a half years.
Her second parish was in southwestern Minnesota. In all
those places, she learned bits and pieces of the
conflict between whites and Indians and President
Lincoln's involvement, even as the Civil War raged on.
In Barbara's words, "This story is not well known in
Illinois. I want to share it and portraying Sarah
Wakefield is a great way to do that."
21 July, 2014 Mr. Chuck Garrett of
Decatur was the guest speaker at the July 21,
2014, meeting of the Logan County Genealogical &
Historical Society. Mr. Garrett is a long time
marble collector shared some of the history of his
26 April, 2014
Lincoln Daily News:
Logan County Genealogical Historical Society
Visits Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Society
March 17, 2014
15 Mar., 2014 LDN:
Buckles to Speak at LCGHS Meeting - Mar. 17th
Mary Buckles of Mt.
Pulaski will be the guest speaker at the March
17th meeting of the Logan County Genealogical &
Historical Society. Mrs. Buckles is the owner
of Prairie Home Herbs, Mt. Pulaski IL. Her
topic for the meeting will be "Historical Usage
Why was it important to take fennel seeds to
church? Nowadays, we use
Febreeze or some form of air freshener to clear
the air of unpleasant orders. What would they
have used in the 19th Century or earlier to do
the same thing? Mrs. Buckles will be speaking
at 6:30 pm on March 17th at the LCGHS Research
Center, 114 N Chicago St., Lincoln.
February 17, 2014
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Logan County, will be
our guest speaker.
Mary will share information on the resources
available through her office in doing genealogical
February 28, 2014,
Slideshow By Mike Fak,
The Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society
held the February After Hours at their Chicago Street
location. George Washington (George Walton of Mt.
Pulaski) and Abe Lincoln (Charlie Ott of Lincoln)
greeted guests who were treated to a myriad of finger
foods. The slideshow was presented by
The Chamber of
January 20, 2014
Since it’s really
hard to predict the weather, there will be no
special speaker at the January 20th
Instead, we will spend the time trying to
“Stump the Members.”
If you have an unusual item, which you think
will stump the members in guessing its identity,
then please bring it to the meeting.
For those of you who feel you don’t have an
unusual item but would like to share something from
the past, by all means bring it the meeting.
forward to seeing you on the 20th and
rekindling some memories of the past.
Roseann Coers, LCGHS
Vice President & Program Coordinator -