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Link-on To Lincoln

Venture out to Coles County in East Central Illinois to meet a hidden side of Lincoln spanning most of his life:

  • In this countryside he built an adult relationship with his father and step-mother; 
  • Lincoln, the Great Emancipator, represented a slave-owner for the only time in his career;
  • He declared his beliefs on racial inequality and slavery in the fourth Lincoln-Douglas Debate;
  • As President, he was confronted here by Copperheads in the Charleston Riot during the Civil War.

County-wide Activities - April 29-May 1 and Sep. 23-25, 2016

Visit the Link-on to Lincoln website for more details about the weekend's events.