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After 30 years of  Incredible Reenactments and every aspect of Abraham Lincoln's life had been presented on our list of lofty goals, the committee and reenactors felt the appropriate time had come to retire the event.

Time has also taken a toll on our aged people involved.  With deeply felt love for the relationships built through the years with our dedicated Lincolns, Historians, and audience, a sadness lingers but also an amazement of all that the Reenactment became; by examining history we grew personally and through public outreach perhaps we stepped closer to making liberty real for ALL peoples, and a UNITED country that is Abraham Lincoln's legacy.

Not to forget our town and county namesake and his legacy, we plan to annually reach out to our community and beyond with educational films to be screened at the Finch Theater, in Lincoln, KS, during the week of Lincoln's birthday, February 12.

 In memory: a few photos of

        Lincoln Reenactment's 30 years   

       Members of the 2010 President's Club pose in 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!


The little girl enjoying her President's Breakfast in the entrance to the Marshall Yohe House, before programming began at the Courthouse, is now grown up and a freshman in college!  We think she got a good education attending Lincoln Reenactment every year she grew up!


                            Paula Wombwell and Angela Bates at the President's Breakfast (for performers) in the Marshall-Yohe House.  Angela's presentations of her ancestry and the trials of settling Nicodemus, Kansas were pillers in reconstructing our nations's history.                  _____________________________________

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.