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Link-on to Lincoln - Countywide Connections

posted Apr 5, 2016, 9:33 AM by Trial & Tribulations Matson Slave Trial Project

Looking For Lincoln has encouraged all historic sites in Coles County to join together to create a weekend of activities related to the county’s connections to Lincoln with Trial & Tribulations as one of the featured events.  “Link-on to Lincoln”, a county-wide celebration of Lincoln in Coles County, has been set for April 29 and 30 and September 23 through 25.  The dinner theater program will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings, while other events will draw tourists and residents earlier in the day.  In Oakland, Independence Pioneer Village will feature a mid-1800s revival/camp meeting on Saturday afternoon and the Rutherford Home will also have special programming. Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site will host their Sheep to Clothing event in April and the Harvest Frolic in September.  The Lincoln Douglas Debate Museum will be open in Charleston with a visit from Abe.  And the Coles County Historical Society will also be offering special programming. Henry enthused, “This additional activity throughout the county will make it easier and more attractive for people to travel a distance to attend our program to be more engaged with our Lincoln story.  And local people will have a plethora of choices to choose from including strong reasons to visit Oakland whether or not they purchase tickets to the dinner theater.”