Let Us All Be United
In 1856, Lincoln was the only politician invited to attend the Anti-Nebraska Editors Convention at the Cassell House in Decatur. The other attendees were all newspaper editors who were opposed to the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act. This Act repealed the 1820 Missouri Compromise. A few months later, another convention was held in Bloomington, adopted the principles set forth at the Decatur convention and the Republican Party was born.
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.
Address: 102 W. Main St. Decatur, Illinois 62523