Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society

2013 Programs


January 21 - History Comes 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.

February 18 - 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.

March 18 - Captain A. H. Bogardus - 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 life’s achievements.

April 15 - 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 - LCGHS 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 former owners.

June 17 - Bill Hoagland, 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.

July 15 - 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 quarterly.

Aug. 19Lynn 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.  <-- click here for complete report