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29th Annual

Lincoln Reenactment

February 22 & 23, 2019

        Looking for Lincoln   


   phone Village Lines 785 5224 5133

       Members of the 2010 President's Club pose in the Lincoln Carnegie Library before the morning programming and noon Look-A-Like Contest Ceremony. 







The Century-old Lincoln County Courthouse is a perfect location for the morning program and Look-A-Like Contest Ceremony.  This 110 year old native limestone building is one of the most photographed buildings in Kansas.  You may feel as though you truly are there in the 1860's with President Lincoln!


Savor an afternoon past
The Marshall-Yohe home, furnished with the original owner's belongings, is the site of our 2018 Saturday afternoon Reenactment program. You will tour  rooms of various historic people and listen in on them as they begin their day.
Parlour time will include singing with the pump organ and phonogaph, sampling deserts, and posing for photos with Abraham Lincoln.
It is only fitting and proper that we hereby dedicate ourselves to continuing our Lincoln Reenactment beyond the first 28 years for today's young people and those to come.  May we in Lincoln KS always reflect the spirit of Abraham Lincoln!


                            Paula Wombwell and Angela Bates at the President's Breakfast (for performers) in the Marshall-Yohe House


   28th annual REENACTMENT SCHEDULE, FEB 9 & 10, 2018

 Featuring the 1858 Lincoln/Douglas Debates and an Afternoon Past in the Marshall-Yohe Home


 6:30 pm Lincoln County Historical Museum 216 W Lincoln Ave: screening of "Living With Lincoln" 
 8:15       DISCUSSION led by Marla Matkin, Hill City, KS, & Jack Crispin, Lincoln, KS


 8:30 am  Marshall-Yohe House 316 S 2nd Street                                                                                                 
                President’s Breakfast for Lincoln Look-A-Likes and Performers

 9:15   Lincoln County Courthouse 216 E Lincoln Ave
           Ticket sales begin 
 9:50  Welcome & Introductions by Jack Crispin, Lincoln, KS, Master of Ceremonies

                                2019 program incomplete
10:00  1st performance                                                                      

10:40   2nd performance


11:45  Break and Sing-A-Long Interlude

12:00  Lincoln Look-A-Like Ceremony:  Drummers:

                                  The Gettysburg Address

                                  Winner selected by audience vote

12:30 pm Christian Community Center 137 N 4th Street
                Buffalo Stew Meal: a sturdy stew with biscuits, fruit, and cherry pie
  1:30  Marshall-Yohe Home 316 S 2nd Street   Experience an 1800's Afternoon Past

     Drop by various rooms and listen in on Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, Thomas Ewing, Jr.,(Civil War  

                    General from Kansas), and Billy Herndon, (Law partner of Abraham Lincoln)

                      Presenters: Tom Leahy, Marla Matkin, Jack Crispin, Dan Metz, Lincoln, KS

          In the Parlour and Dining Rooms sing along with the pump organ Victrola, sample cookies, pose with the

          Lincolns for keepsake photos, take time to visit.

  3:00  Farewell            

         $20 adult:  all day and meal; $8 adult afternoon only   Free: Students all day and meal

                    Sponsored by the Lincoln County Historical Society Reenactment Committee; funded
                       in part by Lincoln County businesses, organizations and persons who love history
                                785 524 5133, , updates at                                                                                                                     


We  suggest a side trip to Delphos, Ks, during your visit to Lincoln.  Grace Bedell, the little girl who wrote the letter to Lincoln advising him that he had a better chance of winning the election if he grew a beard, homesteaded with her husband, George Billings, near there.   George took the avice from Horace Greeley, also from the state of New York,  not to settle in Colorado as first planned, but in Kansas.  George was among the first settlers on Yockey Creek, Grace following him later.   The Billings maintained their ties to Greeley and also became friends with Wild Bill Hickock, and other hunters who stayed in their modest cabin home.   Later, George became the President of the Delphos State Bank and he and Grace moved into the small town, living their remaining years there.    A monument honoring Grace for her letter stands in the Delphos City Park.