May 22, 2019 Wednesday,8:59 AM

Hearst Deed Centennial Celebration

Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Ln, Petersburg, IL 62675, USA Get Directions

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.

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Visitors Center
Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site
15588 History Lane
Petersburg, IL (Map)