Past Event

Abraham Lincoln and the Eighth Judicial Circuit

A Road Scholar Program by Guy Fraker

Lincoln’s formative years as an attorney were spent riding "the Circuit" through central Illinois. Each of these towns has its own unique story regarding Lincoln’s contribution to their towns and their citizens and, of course, their contributions to Lincoln. One cannot fully understand Lincoln and his development without understanding this period. This presentation includes Lincoln’s role in each town, the cases he handled, the associations he made, and the related history of these counties.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Julie Hage, 815.288.5445.