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.

OCT Meeting

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. (LCGHS Photo)  

SEPT Meeting   click on Power Pt. --> LC WWI COLLECTION 1919

The program is about The Logan County War History Committee Collection discovered at the Lincoln Public Library while 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.

AUG Meeting- 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.

JULY Meeting
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.
JUNE Meeting
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.

MAY Meeting
The guest speaker for May will be Tom McLaughlin of the Lincoln College-Lincoln Heritage Museum.   McLaughlin will give a Power Point presentation on the current special exhibit at the Museum - "Lovers of Liberty Take Courage."

Apr. Meeting
Apr. 17:
  Bill Donath will present excerpts from his most recent book, Generosity: The Story of Logan County Illinois During the Great War 1917-1919.
11 April, 2017 New Hearld News: LCGHS to host “Generosity” presentation April 17

Photo: Rachel Stapleton, Librarian at the Elkhart Public Library,
accepts a donated copy of the book, Generosity, The Story
of Logan County, Illinois, During the Great War, 1917-1919,
written by Bill Donath
of the Logan County Genealogical Society

May 15: Tom McLaughlin, Director of Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College,
will present a Power Point program on the museum's current display:
 "Lovers of Liberty, Take Courage"
Mar. Meeting: 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 Learn-from-Lincoln, Live-like-Lincoln 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.      <-- click here for more   

  [LCGHS Treasurer, Bill Donath, shown
above with Kathryn Harris (Harriet Tubman)]
Harriet Ross Tubman Museum <-- click here

Feb. Meeting:

The 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 Sara Copeland,  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.

Jan Meeting:   LDN photo

Lincoln Quilt pieced by rural Lincoln resident Stacie Wachtel will be on display HERE throughout January. 
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 217-871-3510.
 Previous LCGHS Programs & Events <-- click here