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LDN: 25 Apr., 2018
Amazing Downtown Attic Yields
Some of Lincoln’s Earliest History


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        new Spring 2018 Issue Now Available                   < click above for a glimpse of one page of current 18-page Spring 2018 issue of R&B >

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

  LCGHS announces arrival
 of "Days Gone By"
... available 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


UP-COMING MEETINGS / PROGRAMS
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.

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.

LCGHS  MEETINGS:

July 16: Dale Jenkins, Amtrak in 1974

August 11: Special program, Terry Lowe, Lincoln Heritage Museum on Lincoln College Campus at 2 pm on a Saturday.

August 20: Pam Moriearty: Historic program on Honey Bees in Logan County

September 17: Bob Neil Home on Elkhart Hill, Program and Tour, car pool from the Historical Center here.

October 15: Jim Struebing-Logan County Prairie Years.

November 19: Annual LCGHS Dinner and program and short meeting.  Chuck McCue who will be giving the program on Gov. Richard Oglesby and Abraham Lincoln Acquaintances.  Location to be announced.

 
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.




2018
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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OLD  LINCOLN  CHRISTIAN  CHURCH  WAS  SITE  OF  LOGAN  COUNTY  SEAT (1857-1858)

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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