Vandalia will celebrate its history with three events later this week.
The festivities are kicked off on Friday morning as the Vandalia Statehouse is one of the sites participating in a simultaneous reading of Lincoln's Farewell Address in Springfield.
The reading is set for 11 a.m. at the Statehouse, and the public is invited to attend.
On Friday evening, Vandalia's inaugural Civil War Victory Ball will be held from 7-11 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge. Those wearing period clothing will be admitted free, and admission for all others is $5.