Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society
Alive in Logan County!
- presented by Anne Mosley,
Assistant Director, Lincoln Heritage Museum, Lincoln
College. Ms. Mosley explained a nationally
recognized certification program for historic
interpretation, the benefits of incorporating
interpreters into tourism and educational events,
and described training under development at the LHM,
which will be available to community members.
Black History Month
- was recognized with a
program involving historic Allen Chapel, which has
experienced restoration and upgrades over the last
year. The program featured the portrayal of at
least one individual from the African-American
history of Logan County and/or central Illinois.
Captain A. H.
Historians from Mt. Pulaski and Elkhart will come
together to present a biography and stories of
Elkhart resident Adam Henry Bogardus, a Civil War
officer, local legend, inventor and world-renowned
sharpshooter. Phil Bertoni and Gillette Ransom will
discuss the Logan County man, his family and his
Logan County Airport Heritage Flight Museum -
Jack Burke of the Heritage in Flight Museum located
at Logan County Airport, Lincoln, IL., talked
about the museum's displays depicting the history of
flight, both military and civil. His slide
presentation featured many of the inside and outside
displays, which are best observed in person in order
to get the full impact as well and the complete
information of each.
May 20 -
member Diane Osborne gave an overview of the book
she is compiling, with histories of old houses in
Lincoln and Postville. Also, representatives
from the Marbold Farmstead, Greenview, gave a slide
show presentation on the historic home and its
Executive Director at Main Street Lincoln,
gave an overview of Main Street's updated vision,
sharing the list of events and activities planned
for this year, and introduced the business workshops
that are scheduled this summer.
Bill Donath, President of the LCGHS, spoke on the
U.S. Sanitary Commission which provided medical
assistance to soldiers during the Civil War. He
focused on the contributions made by local groups.
There will be an article on this in the next
19 - Lynn Spellman, retired Lincoln
College English Professor, will present a program on
the Underground Railroad. Ms. Spellman will share
the history of the Underground Railroad in Stark
County, Illinois, where she spent her childhood.
Ms. Spellman's research and findings will include
details from a journal written by a 19th
century pastor of her family's church. The pastor, a
conductor on the UGRR, wrote over the time during
which he and others assisted runaway slaves through
Stark County to safety.
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