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27th Annual

Lincoln Reenactment

February 10 & 11, 2017

       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!


 It is only fitting and proper that we hereby dedicate ourselves to continuing our Lincoln Reenactment beyond the first 25 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


   27th annual REENACTMENT SCHEDULE, FEB 10 & 11, 2017

                featuring youngsters portraying the boy, Abraham Lincoln


 3:30 pm Lincoln County Historical Museum 216 W Lincoln Ave  OPEN HOUSE
 5:30       Christian Community Center 137 N 4th Street
               GATHERING & 1860'S MEAL served by United Methodist Women
                Hosts: Steve Burns & Denise Abendscheir, Russell, KS
                           $10 adult, $5 youth (to age12) reservations advised
 6:15 CLASSIC FILM, "ABE LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS"  Introduced by Deb Goodrich, Oakly, KS
 8:15  DISCUSSION following


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

 9:40   Lincoln County Courthouse 216 E Lincoln Ave
           Period Music Scenic Roots, Concordia, KS
  9:55  WELCOME,  Jack Crispin, Lincoln, KS, Master of Ceremonies
10:00  "WHAT HAS LINCOLN DONE FOR US?" Jack Crispin
10:30  "ANNE RUTLEDGE, A GENTLE HEART"  Marla Matkin, Hill City, KS
10:50   BREAK
11:00  "ALWAYS TIME FOR KIDS"  Troy Strahan, Gardner, KS
11:30  "THE BOY WHO WOULD BECOME PRESIDENT"   Gavin Plante, Hill City, KS
12:00  PRESIDENT'S CEREMONY: Introduction of Jr.& Sr Lincolns, "How being Lincoln changed my life"                              personal stories by Sr. Lincolns,  Gettysburg Address by 2006 & 2007 Jr. Lincoln, Joel McCosh, Beverly, KS

12:30 pm Christian Community Center 137 N 4th Street
           BUFFALO STEW MEAL:  without all day ticket: adult $8, student to age 12, $4
           PHOTO OP'S  with the Lincolns, photos to purchase, selfies
  1:30 - 2:30  'WHAT ABRAHAM LINCOLN DID WHEN HE WAS A BOY'  Jr. Lincolns                
  2:30 - 5:30  PICKER'S PARTY - a come and go delight of 1800’s music and dance, all musicians welcome

                    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
                             Event including Buffalo Stew: $25 adult, $12.50 student; 1/2 day priced 1/2




Sponsored by the Lincoln Reenactment Committee of the Lincoln Historical Society Funded in part by Lincoln County Businesses and civic organizations.
Phone:  785 524 5133,  Lincoln Reenactment Committee:  139 W. Lincoln Ave, Lincoln, KS  67455   Lodging:  Post Rock Motel, Hwy 18 & 14, 785 524 4424      
                                                                            Thank you for attending!   


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.