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.
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.
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.
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.
2008 CENTENNIAL AWARD
PRESENTED TO THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN ASSOCIATION
IN RECOGNITION OF 100 YEARS OF SERVICE
ILLINOIS STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
2011 Banquet and Symposium
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
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