Events

The area covered by the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area is a busy place! Throughout the year, there is a lot going on, and you are our special guests to take part in all the activities. Use the calendar below to review all upcoming events, or check our listing of events.

We hope to see you soon!

Upcoming Events

Abraham Lincoln Fathers a City: A Glimpse into the Namesake City of Lincoln Illinois
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 7:00 PM

In this conversation, Lincoln College professor Ron Keller traces the unique Abraham Lincoln heritage of Lincoln, Illinois, the only city named for (and christened by) Abraham Lincoln before he was president. From Lincoln’s days in as a circuit-riding lawyer in nearby Postville in the 1830s, to his visits to Lincoln as a trial attorney and rising politician, some of the people Lincoln met and places Lincoln went to in the city will be examined.  We will even explore how a plot to steal Lincoln’s body after his death has a Lincoln, Illinois connection. 

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Lincoln and Mormon Country
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 7:00 PM

What does Abraham Lincoln have to do with Mormon Country? Join our conversation with historian Bryon Andreasen to hear stories and learn reasons why this topic has important relevance for the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.

Bryon Andresen is a historian at the LDS Church History Museum in Salt Lake City and the author of "Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: Lincoln's Springfield" and "Looking for Lincoln in Illinois Lincoln and Mormon Country." He was formerly the research historian at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and helped create the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition.

This program will livestream on Looking for Lincoln's Facebook page and YouTube Channel. https://www.facebook.com/LookingforLincoln, or https://www.youtube.com/user/LookingforLincoln

The event is FREE. Please do not click on any links that take you to pay page. Our free Facebook events will never ask you for a credit card. If you have trouble finding the event, check the main news feed on the page, and do not click on links in the comments.

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