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  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate Interpreters to Focus on "Quincy’s Greatest Day"
    10/11/2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Lincoln-Douglas Debate Interpreters to Focus on "Quincy’s Greatest Day"

    Abraham Lincoln and  Stephen A. Douglas portrayals and a speech by the National Park Service’s Lincoln Home historian on the evening of October 11 will celebrate Quincy’s observance of the 160th anniversary of what some local historians call the city’s greatest day.

    On October 13, 1858, the Lincoln-Douglas debate in Quincy drew more than 12,000 people from three states to Quincy’s Washington Park. That sixth of the seven debates was for Lincoln the “turning point” in his campaign to win Douglas’s U.S. senate seat. It was in Quincy that Lincoln “took off the gloves” in his contest with Douglas. 
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  • We’re Gonna Party Like it is 1818!
    10/11/2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    We’re Gonna Party Like it is 1818!

    Who were the people who founded our State of Illinois 200 years ago? What did they dream about? What did they eat? How did they dress? And, most importantly how did they celebrate becoming the 21st state in the United States of America?

    Enjoy an evening of partying like it’s 1818 with Ellie of Ellie Presents to celebrate Illinois becoming the 21st state! Sample the food, have your silhouette made, dance the dances, and hear the music that may have played as Illinois celebrated its birthday 200 years ago. 
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