Mount Pulaski unveils latest "looking for Lincoln" exhibit


Mount Pulaski is the latest central Illinois community to unveil a "looking for Lincoln" wayside exhibit.

The exhibit was dedicated Friday at the Mt. Pulaski courthouse where Abraham Lincoln pursued his passion for politics and practiced law. The Mt. Pulaski courthouse is one of only three courthouses that remain where Lincoln actually argued cases.

"He often came here and relied on the anti-slave group in this area to always support him and they voted for him in every election," said Hal Smith, Director, Abraham Lincoln National Heritage area.

Future visitors can learn more about Lincoln's connection to Mt. Pulaski through the wayside exhibits complete with storyboards and pictures.

Over the last several months, the looking for Lincoln heritage coalition has provided 46 new wayside exhibits in 25 central Illinois communities.

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