The people and events of the past serve no useful purpose if they are forgotten. It is in the act of commemoration that we remember and discover Lincoln and his times for a new generation.
After 200 years...
Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky, spent his youth in Indiana, and made Illinois his home. The State of Illinois captured this special relationship with Lincoln with its slogan “Land of Lincoln”.
Illinois communities have a significant connection to the Lincoln story since he lived in and traversed the state from 1830 until his departure on February 11, 1861. His most endearing relationship was with the town of Springfield where he departed with these words: “To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe every thing. Here I have lived for a quarter of a century, and have passed from a young to an old man.”
Build your own Lincoln Sites is a fun new web tool that will let you build HO scale cardboard models of 10 actual historic buildings associated with Abraham Lincoln. Click here to learn more!
"The Circuit Rider" Lincoln Bicentennial Motorcycle designed by Kim Shirley of Kim's Auto Body Inc., Springfield, IL. Click here to learn more!
Abraham Lincoln's 200th Birthday Cards were a big hit!
Click here to see a video documentary of some of the cards Mr. Lincoln received.