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Meet Illinois' 16th President at "Lincoln In The District" and watch history come alive!

Everyone is invited to the Lincoln in the District Festival on Saturday, May 4th from 10am -3pm in Washington Park. Celebrate Quincy’s Lincoln legacy and a new date this year centered around the annual Dogwood Festival in Quincy. See rails being split and meet President Lincoln! Fifteen period crafts including a working blacksmith, rope making, broom making, and candle making as well as horse-drawn carriage rides, vintage baseball, and Civil War medicine are being featured.

All activities reflect the life and times of Abraham Lincoln in the Quincy area. Witness living history with Lincoln and Senator Stephen Douglas “squaring off” again, Lincoln friendships retold, and six mini-theater scenes. An assortment of hands-on children’s activities, period music, food, and visits to Lincoln-related sites will provide an exciting day in The District. More information to come, on festival hours. Always a free event for all ages in the District at 4th & Maine. Quincy

Lincoln in the District is an Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area event. It is being organized by Quincy’s Lincoln Legacy, our local Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition working group. For more information contact 217.257.0783.

Event Details

May 04, 2019
10:00am - 3:00pm

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