Lincoln interpreter here on Saturday

It was in the Vandalia Statehouse that Abraham Lincoln gained his first political experiences, and it was there that he first spoke out against slavery.
This Saturday evening, Lincoln will tell about his time in Vandalia.
A Lincoln historic interpreter will visit the Statehouse from 7-9 p.m. as part of a three-stop trip to state historic sites.
The interpreter will visit the Bryant College State Historic Site in Bement at 9 a.m., where he will talk about Lincoln’s debate with Stephen Douglas as they competed for a Senate seat in 1858.
Lincoln will then travel to the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site near Lerna. From 2-4 p.m., Lincoln will talk about the family farm, which he visited just before leaving for Washington, D.C., to assume the presidency.
At the Vandalia Statehouse, Lincoln will recount his early years in the Illinois Legislature and talk about how he took his first public stance against slavery in 1837.
Lincoln’s visit to Vandalia is sponsored by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Friends of the Vandalia Statehouse and Vandalia Tourism Commission.
During his visit, Friends of the Statehouse will serve light refreshments.

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