Past Events





Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's 2017 Banquet Speech



An Evening with the Mt. Rushmore Presidents


ALA Banquet

Feb 12, 2014





























ALA Watch Night & Freedom's First Day

Dec 31, 2013 & Jan 1, 2013





























































200th Birthday Banquet

February 12, 2009

Each year on February 12th, The Abraham Lincoln Association holds a banquet in honor of Lincoln's birthday.  The 2009 banquet celebrated the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln.  The guest of honor and speaker at the 2009 banquet was President Barack Obama.  Over 1,200 people attended.  An advance invitation to the banquet is one of the benefits of membership in the ALA.

President Obama Welcomed by Lura Lynn Ryan, Governor Pat Quinn, Loretta Durbin, and Richard Hart

 





Governor Edgar Introduces The President

 

 

 





Guests in the Banquet Room Await the President







President Arrives in the Banquet Room





Desert was provided by Eli's Cheesecake of Chicago







100th Anniversary Banquet



February 12, 2008

Each year on February 12th, The Abraham Lincoln Association holds a banquet in honor of Lincoln's birthday.  The speaker at the banquet is a well-known historian, politician, or celebrity.  At the ALA's 100th anniversary banquet in 2008, over four hundred people attended.  An advance invitation to the banquet is one of the benefits of membership in the ALA.

Banquet Speaker Michael Beschloss



100th Anniversary of The Abraham Lincoln Association















 



             

 



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2008 Lincoln Symposium




February 11 and 12, 2008























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2008 Endowment Reception




February 12, 2008







 







 



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1865 Presidential Press Conference

October 4, 2007

 









Featuring George Buss as Abraham Lincoln.



Video of this event, courtesy of the Illinois Channel.

Lincoln Presenter George Buss speaks with a student prior to the October 4, 2007 Presidential Press Conference at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois.

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An American Dream

February 11, 2008

The Abraham Lincoln Association and the Springfield and Bloomington, Illinois chapters of the NAACP sponsored an Illinois Symphony Orchestra concert titled An American Dream on February 11, 2008, in Springfield and on February 13, 2008, in Bloomington, Illinois.











On February 11, 2008, students from schools in Springfield, Illinois took part in the American Dream concert sponsored by the ALA and the NAACP, Springfield and Bloomington, Illinois chapters.





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JUDGE SAMUEL H. TREAT MONUMENT



DEDICATED AT  OAK RIDGE CEMETERY



June 20, 2008

For a number of years, ALA Board members Judge Richard Mills and Daniel Stowell have dreamed of a monument to properly mark the unmarked Oak Ridge Cemetery burial site of Judge Samuel Hubbel Treat.  Treat was a Lincoln friend and an important early Illinois lawyer and judge.  His marker was to be a coequal of the magnificent markers of the Judge?s contemporaries buried near him?a tall obelisk. The Illinois Bar Foundation led fundraising efforts.  Last fall the ALA offered to contribute $2,500 to the Foundation as a challenge grant to the lawyer golfers at the Illinois Bar Association?s fall outing.  It worked.  The final money needed was raised, the monument was ordered and on June 20, 2008, the dream came true?a beautiful monument was dedicated, with remarks by Judge Mills to a group of about 40 people who attended. 















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2008 CENTENNIAL AWARD



PRESENTED TO THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN ASSOCIATION



IN RECOGNITION OF 100 YEARS OF SERVICE



BY THE



ILLINOIS STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
















John Weck, President of the Illinois State Historical Society presents

the award which was accepted on behalf of the ALA

by Mary Shepherd, Executive Assistant










Past Banquet Speakers






Past Symposia Participants




 

2011 Banquet and Symposium

 





Head Table



Robert A. Stuart, Jr., Dr. Allen Guelzo, Robert J. Lenz,



Bishop Paprocki and Dr. Stewart Winger















Dr. Stewart Winger and Banquet Speaker Dr. Allen Guelzo











Jan Grimes and Eileen Mackevich















Perry Knop, Senator Richard Durbin, ALA President Robert Lenz



and Lt. Governor Sheila Simon











Jan Grimes, Bishop Paprocki, Richard Durbin















Bob Willard and Richard Durbin















Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Henderson, Jr.











Judge and Mrs. Richard Mills











Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davis















Mr. Perry Knop, Lt. Governor Sheila Simon, Bishop Paprocki,



and Senator Richard Durbin















Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Stuart, Jr. and Robert Willard























Don Tracy and Dr. Russell McClintock       







Dr. Lucas Morel and Dr. Allen Guelzo















Mr. Perry Knopp, Lt. Governor Sheila Simon and



Bishop Paprocki



















Dr. Michael Holt, Dr. Jonathan Earle, Dr. Michael Burlingame



and Dr. Brooks Simpson



















Guy Fraker, Karen Schmidt and Ruth Ann Fraker















Abraham Lincoln Association Symposium Round Table,



February 12, 2011



Dr. Jonathan White, Dr. Russell McClintock, Dr. Brooks Simpson, Dr. Michael Holt



and Dr. Jonathan Earle







 





Dr. Russell McClintock addressing Symposium Luncheon



Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, February 12, 2011, Springfield, IL



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