Visit with Lincoln this Saturday night

While all of us surely know that Abraham Lincoln served in the Vandalia Statehouse, some may not know what he did while he was there. The opportunity to learn about that comes this Saturday night.
A Lincoln historic interpreter is taking a road trip on Saturday, with the last of his three stops being the Statehouse. Lincoln will visit Illinois’ oldest existing capitol from 7-9 p.m.
While there, Lincoln will talk about his early days in the Illinois Legislature, which included making his first public stance against slavery.
It’s a living history presentation that will teach us how his days in Vandalia played a role in his advancement to the presidency. At the same time, it’s bound to be entertaining.
Even for those who know a lot about our history, and about Lincoln’s time here, the event is worth attending.
As we heard just a few weeks ago, tourism is big industry in Illinois, and no one can attract tourists like Lincoln. So, the more we can learn about Lincoln’s tenure as a state legislator and use that information in our tourism efforts, the better.

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