Friday, October 30, 2020


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Quincy's Lincoln Legacy

Lincoln in the District 2018

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Abraham Lincoln will be back in Quincy on Saturday, June 16, at Lincoln in the District, a festival celebrating the life and times of the 16th President of the United States. George Buss of Freeport, Illinois, will again portray Mr. Lincoln. Starting with an 8 a.m. Johnny Cakes and sausage breakfast, festival goers can start their day by greeting and getting their picture with Mr. Lincoln at the Lincoln Selfie Booth (8 to 9 a.m.). Then enjoy living history theater, demonstrations by period artisans, music and much more from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival is held at Washington Park in downtown Quincy.

Annual Quilted Keepsakes Quilt Show

C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum

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The DeWitt County Museum Association is pleased to announce that the annual “Quilted Keepsakes” quilt show will take place throughout the month of June (June 1st - June 30th) at the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum, 219 E. Woodlawn, Clinton, Illinois. 

The Origin of the National Memorial Day

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Thanks to the General John A. Logan Museum, Murphysboro, Illinois, for permission to reprint this article and General Order 11 from the museum's website. For more information go to:

On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, as Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), issued General Order No. 11 designating May 30 “for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion.”  Logan’s General Order, his Memorial Day Order, established Memorial Day as a national holiday. 
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