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        Robert Sullivan, Commander of American Legion Post 263, and Casey Lore, Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1756 each received a copy of the book, Generosity, The Story of Logan County During The Great War, for their respective organizations. The books were donated by Bill Donath, author of the book, as a commemoration of 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day.

        History buffs who wish to learn more about Logan County and WW I can do so at the Lincoln Public Library and the Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society by asking to see the digital copy of the Logan County War History Committee collection on computers at these two locations. The history was compiled in 1919, lead by the Abraham Lincoln Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

           Logan County veterans, who wish to purchase a signed copy of the book, will have an opportunity to do so on November 11 at the Logan County Tourism office in the Lincoln Depot and on November 12 at the American Legion Post in Lincoln during their respective Veterans Day observance services. The reduced price, for veterans only, on those two days will be $15. Normally the cost is $35 at the Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society, across the street from the Depot, and at the Gift Shop at Lincoln Heritage Museum, Lincoln College. The additional $20, at those locations, goes to the support of the work these two fine organizations do for Logan County.

          114 N Chicago St., Lincoln  62656
Hours:       Tue, Thur, Fri: 11 am to 4 pm 2nd & 4th Sat: 10 am to 1 pm

  
       2019 Memberships Now Being Accepted                   < 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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May, 2017 LDN: Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society recognized 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
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UP-COMING MEETINGS / PROGRAMS

 

                              LCGHS  MEETINGS

Feb.18 2019  Ann Mosley - Abraham Lincoln and the Founding Fathers

March18 , 2019  Pat Freeze - Can you Find your Genealogy in your Church ?

April 15 , 2019  Bill Donath  - The Spanish Influenza Epidemic In Logan County, Illinois.

 

 
Most 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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