Douglas Disciple

William A. Richardson had close ties with both Lincoln and Douglas.  Learn about their political and other connections and how two Quincyans, Richardson and Douglas, passed the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act. Why did Lincoln oppose Richardson’s political views yet respect and regard him as “one of the truest men that ever lived”?

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 Hampshire between N. 4th & N. 5th Quincy, Illinois 62301