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26th Annual

Lincoln Reenactment

February 12 & 13, 2016

                          Members of the 2010 President's Club pose in the new addition to 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!

Kathie Crispin, Lincoln County Historical Society Board Member presenting roses to Reenactment Coordinator, Marilyn Helmer and husband Martin, celebrating the 20th Annual Lincoln Reenactment


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


                            2016 REENACTMENT SCHEDULE, FEB 12 & 13, 2016

                                                        Reconstruction and Healing the Nation

Lincoln, Kansas     
FRIDAY, FEB 12Happy Birthday, Abe!
Sunrise Cafe, West Lincoln Ave
4:30  Visitation 
5:30  Meal served (at own expense)

Kyne House Museum,
6:30  Lincoln County Historical Museum  216 W Lincoln Ave
         Period Music

6:45  Tom Leahy, Conway Springs, KS, as President Lincoln:  'The Plan: If Lincoln Would Have Lived'

7:30  'Lincoln on the Silver Screen'  Introduced by Ken Spurgeon, Director ofLone Chimney Films, Wichita

*Marshall Yohe House  316 S. 2nd
   8:30 am   Invitation only President’s Breakfast for Performers & Contestants

Lincoln County Courthouse  216 East Lincoln Ave
  9:30   Period Music
  9:45  Welcome and Introductions by Master of Ceremonies, Jack Crispin
                Introduction of Lincoln Look-A-Like Contestants
  9:50   Jack Crispin, Lincoln, KS:  'April, 1865: the Month That Changed America'             
10:30   Marla Matkin, Hill City, KS:  'Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, A Woman of Substance'
11:10   Break
11:20   2nd Introduction of Lincolns and voting
11:25   Tom Leahy, Conway Springs, KS, as President Abraham Lincoln              
12:00   Look-A-Like Ceremony

High School Commons  Hwy 18
12:30  Buffalo Stew Meal   Period Music

Finch Theatre   East Lincoln Ave

2:00  Reading Theatre:  'Lincoln Meets the Press'
2:30  'The Conspirator'  Introduced by Ken Spurgeon, Wichita, KS, Director of Lone Chimney Films

4: 30  Discussion of film led by Ken Spurgeon

5:00  Farewell

(a sandwich catered meal will be served at the Lincoln Historical Museum for further visiting. Reservations desired ahead of time by phoning Village Lines, 785 524 5133.)

Saturday tickets on sale  at Courthouse beginning 9 am:  adult all day & Buffalo Stew $25,  student $12.50;  Half price for half day;   "the Conspirator" movie price for walk ins is $3.

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.