Lincoln's Promoter

Lincoln wrote to Quincyan Abraham Jonas that “You are one of my most valued friends.”  Learn about Jonas’ ties to Lincoln and his numerous efforts as a Lincoln supporter, including making arrangements for the Lincoln-Douglas Debate in Quincy and filling Chicago’s Wigwam hall with Lincoln supporters so that Lincoln secured the Republican nomination for President.

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. 

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Visitor Information

Address: Washington Park on SW Corner of 5th & Hampshire Quincy, Illinois 62301