The City of Atlanta, Illinois is excited to announce an Abraham Lincoln focused event, Lincoln’s Legacy. July 21 at 4:30pm inside Union Hall located at 114 SW Arch Street, Looking for Lincoln Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area will screen their new short film, 1875 Emancipation Celebration: A Grand Old-Style Barbeque in Atlanta, Illinois. Looking for Lincoln will give a short presentation and introduction to the film and film-making/research process, screen the film, and answer questions the audience may have. This event is free to attend.
Following the film screening, at 5:30pm downstairs in the backroom of Missy’s Sweet Shoppe, Kevin “Abe” Wood will present “From Obscurity to Greatness: Illinois and Lincoln 1830 to 1861.” This presentation will dive into the Abraham Lincoln that residents in Central Illinois knew and loved. Kevin “Abe” Wood is a gifted presenter, having over 1500 appearances in 31 states and 2 countries. The program will last approximately 1 hour and is best suited for those 6 years old and older. Following the program, there will be half an hour for questions and photos with “Abe.” This is a free event