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Local Master Naturalist Dr. Pamela Moriearty shares a book "The Rhoades Site: A historic Kickapoo village on the Illinois prairie" written by Mark J. Wagner with Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society member Bill Donath. Moriearty spoke at the February meeting of the LCG&HS on the topic of the Kickpoo Tribes, citing Wagner's book as one of her topic sources. 
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          114 N Chicago St., Lincoln  62656
Hours:       Tue, Thur, Fri: 11 am to 4 pm 2nd & 4th Sat: 10 am to 1 pm

LCGHS hosted open house on Tuesday, Dec. 5 <-- click for LDN story

The Society was also selling a printed copy of it's membership newsletter for the fourth quarter, which by design contained a history of the life of the Lincoln Depot.

The center is open each Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the second and fourth Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This LCG&HS is a great place to Christmas shop with a nice selection of books by local authors, many relating to local history and also the history of Abraham Lincoln, the city of Lincoln, and other communities around the county.

      LCGHS announces arrival of "Days Gone By" ... has arrived 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.  LONG-AWAITED STORY:  The One Room Logan County School House

1 May, 2017 Lin. Courier: The Mill Starts A New Life
As a Rte. 66 Museum of Yesteryears
1 May, 2017 Lin. Daily News:  Slideshow  <-- click here
2017 Spring Issue
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21 May, 2017 LDN: Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society recognizes Logan County law practices

New Elkhart Historical Mural

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LCGHS has been given permission to use State Bank's parking lot next to LCGHS for the program meetings. 
Street construction in down-town Lincoln has limited the parking on the streets in the vicinity of LCGHS.

March 19, 2018

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. 


All meetings are on the 3rd Mondays of each month (except for December) at 6:30 pm, with
the speaker 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.

memberships:  Cost is $15 for single; $20 for two persons at same address. 
 Send or stop by LCGHS.  Donations are always welcomed.

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The plaque testifies that in 1857 and 1858, after a fire destroyed the Logan County Courthouse, court was held at the church and that Abraham Lincoln heard cases in the church. The plaque will now be placed on display in the church.  <-- click here for more

Photo by  Nila Smith        (click on image for larger version)

Note:  Geoff Ladd, former Logan County Tourism Director & currently volunteer Director of the Mill on Route 66 Committee, has been spearheading the Mill renovation for several years.


4 May, 2016 Lincoln Daily News:  Historical Society recognizes the Logan County Bar  (founded in 1862)








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