ALA Board of Directors Meeting

May 1, 2019

The Abraham Lincoln Association’s fall board of directors will take place on October 15, 2019, in Springfield, Illinois (specific location TBD). The meeting will take place on conjunction with the Lincoln Legacy Lecture at the University of Illinois Springfield (speakers will be Mark Steiner and Jason Silverman).

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ALA Board of Directors Meeting

May 1, 2019

The Abraham Lincoln Association will host an optional summer meeting in conjunction with the final day of the LEAD: Lincoln’s Path to Leadership program on the campus of Illinois College. This will include a visit to an historic site in the Jacksonville area prior to having lunch with the students. The ALA Board will then meet for an hour and a half with a focus on strategic planning. We will conclude by attending the “graduation” ceremony attended by the LEAD students and their parents.

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Hearst Deed Centennial Celebration

April 30, 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Visitors Center Optional tours before the event starting at 4:00 p.m. Please join us in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Conveyance of the New Salem site from William Randolph Heast and Millicent Hearst to the people of the State of Illinois and to discuss the future of the site and efforts to restore the village to its former glory. The event will include remarks from: Kathryn Harris and Guy Fraker – Co-chairs, A.L.A. New Salem Project Michael Burlingame – New Salem in Lincoln’s Time Mark Pohlad – New Salem Restoration Colleen Callahan – Director, IL Department of Natural Resources Rich Adkins – President, New Salem Lincoln League Hors’ d’oevres and refreshments will be provided. There is no cost to attend. RSVP by May 10 Email your name and information to SaveNewSalem@gmail.com. Please include the following in your email: Name Phone Number Number of Guests attending the event Number of Guests for the advance tour Mailing address Location: Visitors Center Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site 15588 History Lane Petersburg, IL (Map)

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2020 Symposium and Banquet

April 23, 2019

Mark your calendar for February 11-12, 2020, when the Abraham Lincoln Association will host its 2020 Symposium and Banquet in Springfield, Illinois. Detailed information will be provided on this website as it becomes available.

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