2016

Programs

 

  Nov. 11, 2016  New Herald News:  Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society to present Wheat Weaving program Nov. 21.  The Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society will hold its November meeting on Monday, November 21 at the Center at 114 N Chicago St at 6:30 PM.

The speaker this month will be Mrs Dianne Ruff,  who will give a presentation on the art of Wheat Weaving  an ancient practice celebrating the harvest season.  Ruff's interest in the craft began when she attended her first National Association of Wheat Weaving convention with her mother, Berniece Naffziger. She has attended every convention since - which are held in various places across the country. She has taken classes in Mexico and England and is both a designer and teacher of many projects at conventions. Ruff loves to share her passion with others and gives presentations at local shows and meetings.

During the presentation she will discuss the small and large aspects of this art, including plaiting, tied work, spun straw threads, and weaving. This is a free event and public is invited

Sept.19, 2016 - Tracy Rawling will display many items from her Coca Cola collection.

Aug.15, 2016 - August 19, 2016  New Herald News: Gephart gives presentation on the history of LDC at Logan County
 Genealogical & Historical Society  In its heyday the Lincoln State School flourished as its own city within a city with residents voluntarily assisting with daily tasks.
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Logan County Genealogy & Historical Society Meeting July 18
July 18, 2016  The July meeting of the Logan County Genealogical& Historical Society will be Monday, July 18 at  6:30 at the center, 114 N. Chicago Street, Lincoln. The program will feature past superintendent of the Logan County Cemetery Association, Darrell White.  The public is invited to attend.

 

June 20, 2016 - Nancy Brace Schaub explained the identification of vintage jewelry
 
24 June., 2016 LDN:  Schaub illuminates the history of jewelry
May 16, 2016 - Bob McCue presented the history of his great grandfather, Capt. Adam Bogardus The wild and colorful life of Captain Adam H. Bogardus.
May 14, 2016 New Herald News The May meeting of the Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society will be held on Monday, May 16 at 6:30 pm at the Center, located at 112 Chicago Street, Lincoln.

The topic for this month will be Captain Adam H Bogardus, a noted former resident of Logan County. He was a friend and partner of Wild Bill Cody, and a champion of Wingshot of America. The program will be presented by his great great grandson, Bob McCue, a resident of Mt Pulaski.

The presentation is free and open to the public. The story of this colorful figure of Logan County history should be both entertaining and educational.  A wealth of family histories information is available at the Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society Center. Those interested in researching their family roots are always welcome.
         
May 16, 2016 - Bob McCue will present the history of his great grandfather,
Capt. Adam Bogardus
<-- click here for LDN article of 14 May, 2016

Adam Bogardus Family & Interment Information <-- click here
April 18, 2016 - April's program will be Dan Tackett with his guitar &
                                                 story telling
March 21, 2016 - Tom Peifer, is the current owner and caretaker of a sesquicentennial farm.  Tom will provide a history of his family's 150 year relationship with the land for which he now is responsible.    The Centennial Farms Program honors generations of farmers who have worked to maintain family farms in Illinois. To qualify for a Centennial Farm status, an agricultural property must have been owned by the same family of lineal or collateral descendants for at least 100 years.  Mr Peifer's farm has been in his family for nearly 150 years, so he will qualify for the Sesquicentennial Farm program.
February 15, 2016 - John Durdle, will entertain the audience with information about windmills.  John is an avid collector and restorer of these fascinating machines.  John W. Durdle of Hopedale will present a power point program on windmills at the Monday, February 15 meeting of the Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society, 114 N. Chicago St., Lincoln, IL, at 6:30 PM.  [4 Feb., 2016 New Herald News:  LCGHS presents Windmill program <-- click here]
6 Feb., 2016 LDN:
Origins and history of windmills to be topic at next meeting of the Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society <-- click here for latest news release  



All meetings are at 6:30 pm, with the speakers 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.
 
 Previous LCGHS Programs & Events <-- click here