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Legend

Sites

Champaign’s Lincoln
201-223 N 1st St. Champaign, Illinois 61820

Wayside Exhibit

Located in the heart of Champaign and near the spot where Lincoln spoke at the Goose Pond church and across the street from the Champaign County History Museum, this sign tells the story of West Urbana’s early days.

Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area. 

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Choosing a President
231 East South Park St. Decatur, Illinois 62523

Wayside Exhibit

Location of the Wigwam, a temporary structure, set up for the 1860 Illinois State Republican Convention.  It was here that Illinois Republican delegates chose Lincoln as their candidate for the Republican presidential nominee.  Less than a week later, at the National Republican Convention, Lincoln was nominated as the 1860 Republican presidential candidate.

Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

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Citizenry Mourn Lincoln
200-248 N Vermillion Street Pontiac, Illinois 61764

Wayside Exhibit

Located at Fell Park - 200 Block North Vermillion Street - Across from the former Chicago & Alton Depot

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Coming to Illinois
110 South Main Street Decatur, Illinois 62523

Wayside Exhibit

Years after the Lincoln family’s move to Illinois in 1830, Abraham pointed to this site in the old Decatur town square as the place where his family camped their first night in Macon County.

Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

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Cook's Hall
124 S. 6th St Springfield, Illinois 62701

Wayside Exhibit

View over 40 outdoor interpretive exhibits placed throughout the downtown area to experience Springfield as Abraham Lincoln knew it. Each exhibit is intended to capture a moment in time for Lincoln and how he was affected by the people, places and events he encountered in his hometown. Each story is accompanied by graphics or photographs and a medallion that is symbolic of that particular story. Visitors are encouraged to collect rubbings of each medallion.

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Corneau and Dillar Drug Store
124 S. 6th St Springfield, Illinois 62701

Wayside Exhibit

View over 40 outdoor interpretive exhibits placed throughout the downtown area to experience Springfield as Abraham Lincoln knew it. Each exhibit is intended to capture a moment in time for Lincoln and how he was affected by the people, places and events he encountered in his hometown. Each story is accompanied by graphics or photographs and a medallion that is symbolic of that particular story. Visitors are encouraged to collect rubbings of each medallion.

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County Seat Almost Moved
130 W Washington St, Pontiac, IL 61764 Pontiac, Illinois 61764

Good for Kids Wayside Exhibit

South Side of Courthouse Square, near statue of Lincoln. Be sure to pose with Abe, and get your photo taken!

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Curran's Jewelry Shop
1 S. Old State Capitol Plaza Springfield, Illinois 62701

Wayside Exhibit

View over 40 outdoor interpretive exhibits placed throughout the downtown area to experience Springfield as Abraham Lincoln knew it. Each exhibit is intended to capture a moment in time for Lincoln and how he was affected by the people, places and events he encountered in his hometown. Each story is accompanied by graphics or photographs and a medallion that is symbolic of that particular story. Visitors are encouraged to collect rubbings of each medallion.

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Danville's Lincoln
Danville Municipal Building, 17 W. Main St. Danville, Illinois 61832

Wayside Exhibit

This Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibit tells the story of Lincoln's visits to Danville during the twenty years he came to town.  

Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

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David A. Smith House
1061 Grove Street Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

Friends of Lincoln Wayside Exhibit

David A. Smith, a Jacksonville attorney and colleague of Abraham Lincoln, had this two-story, Federal-style house built between 1852 and 1854. When Lincoln had legal business in Jacksonville, he used Smith’s law office as his headquarters. Records indicate that Lincoln and Smith were associated with 68 cases as either co-counselors or opposing attorneys.

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