DARRELL WIBBEN is shown with his
Dulcimer and Psalter collection at the
Logan County Genealogical & Historical
Society's Oct. 17th meeting. Wibben, who
appears at New Salem, played songs from
the 1500's and the Abraham Lincoln era
including "Precious Lord," and "Amazing
Grace." He also displayed arrowheads,
including 9,000 and 10,000 year
old spears found in the Union area.
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The program is about The Logan County
War History Committee Collection
discovered at the Lincoln Public Library
Bill Donath was doing research for his book,
Generosity. The collection
consists of six books of information
from the period of WW I. Three of the books contain legal size
pages containing information about the
draft, war relief organizations and
soldiers. The other three books are large album
size. One contains letters from soldiers
and has 171 pages. One has photographs
of nearly 400 soldiers. The third is a
scrapbook that contains newspaper
articles that follow local events from
the early draft registration process in
1917 to the Homecoming in August 1919. Bill made a digital copy of the
collection that may be accessed both at
the library and at LCGHS. Part of Bill's
presentation this evening will be to
show the audience how to navigate
through the digital collection to find
much more information which was not
possible to include in his book.
The Logan County Genealogical & Historical
Society August meeting will be Monday, August
21st, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Society Center,
114 N. Chicago Street, Lincoln. Sylvia
Klockkenga will be giving the program telling
the story of Marian Spears being abducted by an
American Indian Tribe in the 1700's. A
short meeting and refreshments will follow.
Diane Farmer will be the program speaker
on her DAR (Daughters of the American
Revolution) Patriot: Martin Hoagland.
There will be a short meeting and
refreshments will be served.
The June meeting was a program by Brian Wrage.
He brought in his Native American artifact
collection. Most of the items he has were found
in Logan County.
guest speaker for May will be Tom McLaughlin
of the Lincoln College-Lincoln Heritage
will give a Power Point presentation on the
current special exhibit at the Museum - "Lovers
of Liberty Take Courage."
Bill Donath will present excerpts from
his most recent book, Generosity:
The Story of Logan County Illinois
During the Great War 1917-1919.
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LCGHS to host “Generosity” presentation
Rachel Stapleton, Librarian at
the Elkhart Public Library,
donated copy of the book,
Generosity, The Story
Logan County, Illinois, During
the Great War, 1917-1919,
written by Bill
of the Logan County Genealogical
Tom McLaughlin, Director of Lincoln
Heritage Museum at Lincoln College,
will present a Power Point program on
the museum's current display:
of Liberty, Take Courage"
March 13 – After
hosting 150 fifth grade living-history
presenters earlier in the day, the Lincoln
Heritage Museum welcomed Kathryn Harris
Friday evening at the first of the 2017
Lectures. Harris portrayed Harriet Tubman,
conductor on the Underground Railroad and
abolitionist spy, in an entertaining and
interactive monologue, then spoke as herself
about how she got started researching and
presenting as Tubman. After a 25-year career
at the Illinois State Historical
Library/Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library, Harris retired in 2015 and
currently serves as the President of the
Abraham Lincoln Association.
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Postcard and Bible
collections of the
Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society
will be on display during Monday night’s 6:30
p.m. presentation by President Diane Osborn.
Although based on a large donation received from
the Shirley/Goode family of Hartsburg, the
program will also feature the Society’s entire
collections. The Shirley/Goode collection
includes a book of family tintypes, the 1873
Bible of Henry and Martha Shirley, genealogy
folders, and a sizeable postcard collection
dating from 1907.
Other Bibles on display
will be the 1872 Bible of F. M. and E. Hayes of
Lincoln and the 1857 Bible of David Birk and
who were married in Mt. Pulaski. Other
Postcards to be shown are an embossed Hartsburg,
IL card, a Greetings from Atlanta, IL card, and
the entire Lincoln, IL collection.
Duplicate cards and copies will be available for
sale or order.
Lincoln Quilt pieced by rural Lincoln resident
Stacie Wachtel will be on display
Wachtel, a wholesale fabric representative for
Wilmington Prints, viewed this snowy rural America
anywhere fabric designed by John Sloane, an oil
artist, and was inspired to piece together the
quilt, adding the Lincoln signage to the Depot. The
quilting was done by Lori Elliott of the Make It So
Shoppe in Lincoln
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
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