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Quincy's Early Environment
1601 Maine St. Quincy, Illinois 62301

Wayside Exhibit

Timbered hills, tall prairie grasses, ravines, creeks, and springs were found in Quincy in Lincoln’s time.  Originally called “Bluffs,” the town grew along the eastern bank of the Mississippi and on the heights above.  Learn about the geographic features and the plentiful wildlife during Quincy’s formative years.  Enjoy a visitor’s description in 1848 of the town on the bluff, and find out why Illinois has long been known as the “Sucker” state.

Looking for Exhibits Wayside Exhibits related to Quincy in the Lincoln Era are located at 18 sites. The exhibits provide details about Lincoln, events, local people, and environment that contributed to Lincoln's Quincy story. 

Guide to Lincoln's Quincy:  https://seequincy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/lincoln-in-quincy_web_2016.pdf

 

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Quincy's Judge Douglas
Washington Park, N. 5th St. Quincy, Illinois 62301

Wayside Exhibit

Stephen A. Douglas was the most powerful Democrat and legislator when the Legislative Branch of the Federal government was most influential.  Learn about the political career of Lincoln’s lifelong political opponent and how he earned the nickname, “The Little Giant.” Find out why he “courted” the Mormon vote and came to live in Quincy.

Looking for Exhibits Wayside Exhibits related to Quincy in the Lincoln Era are located at 18 sites. The exhibits provide details about Lincoln, events, local people, and environment that contributed to Lincoln's Quincy story. 

Guide to Lincoln's Quincy:  https://seequincy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/lincoln-in-quincy_web_2016.pdf

 

 

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Railroads Bring Change
Air Park Lane Monticello, Illinois 61856

Wayside Exhibit

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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Rally After the Debate
518 6th St. Charleston, Illinois 61920

Lincoln-Douglas Debate Wayside Exhibit

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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Republican Wigwams
611 E. Monroe 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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Riverbank Debate
221 Mill Street Pontiac, Illinois 61764

Wayside Exhibit

East Side of Mill Street at Mill Street Bridge

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Samuel W. Moulton
315 E. Main St. Shelbyville, Illinois 62565

Wayside Exhibit

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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Search for Equality
415 Mulberry Alley Quincy, Illinois 62301

Underground Railroad Wayside Exhibit

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates centered on the issue of slavery.  Learn more about Lincoln’s views on racial equality and women’s suffrage.  Find out how Dr. Richard Eells was involved with the Underground Railroad, and learn about his anti-slavery efforts, his arrest, and how his case reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

Looking for Exhibits Wayside Exhibits related to Quincy in the Lincoln Era are located at 18 sites. The exhibits provide details about Lincoln, events, local people, and environment that contributed to Lincoln's Quincy story. 

Guide to Lincoln's Quincy:  https://seequincy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/lincoln-in-quincy_web_2016.pdf

 

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Settling In Illinois
2600 S. Lincoln Memorial Parkway Decatur, Illinois 62522

Wayside Exhibit

In the early spring of 1830, 21-year-old Abraham Lincoln arrived in Macon County Illinois.  Along with his extended family built a small cabin and homestead on the high bluffs above the Sangamon River.  Within a year the homestead was abandoned.  His father Thomas and step-mother Sarah moved to land in Coles County, Illinois, but Abraham would not follow.

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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Simeon Francis Home
169 N. 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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