Friday, May 24, 2024


Welcome to the Illinois State Historical Sociey's online store. Over the years the Society has accumulated many books and since it is neither a research center nor a lending library, we have created this Store to make these books available for purchase. Most are single title items in like new condition. In addition to books, we are also offering for sale back issues of the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society and Illinois Heritage, art work, and stationery. All proceeds from these sales will be used to support the Illinois State Historical Society.

*Most of the books for sale are new or very gently used and in extremely good condition.  If you have any specific questions, please feel free to call the office at 217-525-2781, Ext. 1.

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The Town Abraham Lincoln Warned: The Living Namesake Heritage of Lincoln, Illinois
The Town Abraham Lincoln Warned: The Living Namesake Heritage of Lincoln, Illinois

D. Leigh Henson, born and raised in Lincoln, graphically presents the saga of how the first town named for the legendary president before he became famous has explored and exploited its connections to him to create civic pride and strengthen its economy through tourism. Overall, this is a "success story," but it is not without controversy, irony, and missed opportunity. The author recommends strategies for expanding this heritage.


This book is signed by author.


Publisher: D.L. Henson, 2011


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