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FEATURE PHOTO: The ‘Broom Dance’ at the Civil War Ball

Dancers at the Lincoln Log Cabin Civil War Ball mix and mingle during the Broom Dance on June 15.
June 16, 2019

Dancers at the Lincoln Log Cabin Civil War Ball mix and mingle during the Broom Dance on June 15. The Broom Dance requires participants to find a new partner whenever the band stops playing. The...

Over a century and a half since Lincoln-Douglas debates

September 17, 2018

One hundred sixty years ago, the nation held its breath as a political act like never before swept through the fields of Illinois. On July 31, 1868, Abraham Lincoln threw his hat into the race for an...

Five-mile house president considers himself a ‘Bio-Historian’

November 2, 2015

As a child, sports never interested him. Instead, Tom Vance rather go exploring and better understand nature. That's why he became an Eagle Scout. Vance got his degrees at the University of Illinois...

Academy of Lifelong Learning has luncheon at Five Mile House

October 14, 2015

The Five Mile House is putting on a “lunch-and-learn” where members of the Academy of Lifelong Learning at Eastern will be able to go and learn the history of the house. The Academy for Life Long...

Booth to have Lincoln, slavery panel discussion

October 5, 2015

Booth Library will be putting on an Abraham Lincoln panel discussion about race and slavery at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Coleman Hall Auditorium. Beth Heldebrandt, the public relations director for Booth...

Anti-Slavery Presentation at Booth Library

September 30, 2015

The next presentation in Booth Library’s latest exhibition, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” focuses on the topic of the anti-slavery movement during the Civil War. The presentation,...

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