NOV MEETING: Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society annual meeting and dinner Monday, Nov. 19th
LINCOLN - Master Naturalist Dr. Pamela Moriearty, a University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist Volunteer, presented "Bees: Not Just Sweet Talk" at last Monday’s Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society meeting.

During the presentation, Moriearty shared that Illinois is home to more than 400 species of native bees, but only one, the honey bee, produces honey. Honey bees do not hibernate, but clump and flap their wings for warmth. Other native species do not overwinter, but live in holes in the ground or tunnel into plants. According to Moriearty, a combination of modern stressors has jeopardized the existence of honey and other types of bees and that individuals can help by turning their yards into habitat mosaics for bees and other pollinators. 

SPECIAL AUG MEETING: LCGHS presents "The Intrepid: Discovering Lincoln’s Balloon Corps” at LC Johnston Center
A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia and a documentary entitled "The Intrepid: Discovering Lincoln’s Balloon Corps” will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln College Johnston Center by Terry D. Lowe of Lincoln, Nebraska, who is with the chief information office of that state.
Among items Lowe will be showing is a high resolution copy of the last known official document signed by President Lincoln just before he left for the theater. This large document is the appointment of Alvin Sanders as the Territorial Governor of Nebraska.
In addition Lowe will be showing a rare ambrotype photo taken in Springfield, IL in 1858 which depicts Lincoln as a very young attorney.  It is the only known photo of him in an unusual white linen suit. The original photograph on glass was attained through a donation by the granddaughter of the photographer.
The Lincoln collection includes a large display of artifacts which reflect a little known part of Lincoln’s visionary leadership during the Civil War.
Lowe’s great-great-grandfather, Pembroke Charles Summerset Lowe, is the younger brother of Civil War balloonist, Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, who was the Chief Aeronaut of Lincoln’s Civil War Balloon Corps.  Thaddeus was inducted into the U. S. Ballooning Hall of Fame in 2017.  
Lowe’s appearance is being sponsored by the Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society in cooperation with Lincoln College. Refreshments will be served following the program. The public is invited. 
Terry Lowe is a technologist by profession with more than 45 years of experience in the Information Technology industry.
He served as the architect and manager of InterLinc, the City of Lincoln, Nebraska’s official website which earned distinction of being the #1 website in the nation by the Center of Digital Government.    Lowe is the recipient of the prestigious Laureate Gold Medal from the Computerworld Honors Program for his pioneering work on mobile wireless software. He serves on the Mayor’s Abraham Lincoln Celebration committee which organizes the annual events that focus on the City’s namesake.
This 2018 Veteran's Day weekend, Bill Donath delivered a presentation to students at West Lincoln-Broadwell School,
about World War I and the contributions of the Logan County citizens in supporting the war effort.
JULY MEETING: LINCOLN - Dale Jenkins relates his experiences as an Amtrak supervisor in the 1970's to members of the Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society at the July 16 meeting. His travels from Chicago included the Texas and New Orleans runs. Lack of air conditioning on the hottest days and ensuring employees fulfilled their duties were among concerns as well as making certain irate employees didn't "open the door and throw someone out".  (LCGHS Photo)

MAY MEETING:  The May program will feature Kristy Morrow giving a presentation about her 4-H project on the subject of genealogy.  The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served following a short meeting. 
The April program will be presented by Bill Donath. The society received a donation from the Shew family. This collection includes print jobs and newspaper prints from the Lincoln Herald Newspaper. The print jobs date back to 1896-1900 and the newspapers in this collection date back to 1873-1895.

SPEAKER:  Joe Schaler, Chair of the LCVAC

WHERE:  American Legion Hall, Lincoln

The program presentation for March 19, 2018, will be given by Joe Schaler, Chairman of the Logan County Veteran's Assistance Commission.  Joe will be speaking about Vietnam Month.


The presentation will be made at the American Legion Hall in Lincoln, Illinois at 6:30 pm. The American Legion is located next to the Best Western Motel on Lincoln Parkway (Old Rt. 66). The World's Largest Conestoga Wagon sits in front of the Legion. Refreshments will be served after the program as usual. 


FEB MEETING:  Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society hears presentation on Kickapoo Tribes

JAN MEETING:  LCGHS hosts first meeting of 2018 Monday evening
Bill Donath to discuss 1800's newspapers from the Shew Collection
All meetings are at 6:30 pm, with the speakers 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.
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