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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Joann Sasse Givens: Lincoln Remembered Weekend

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American Road Trip Talk (podcast)- JoAnn Sasse Givens: Lincoln Remembered Weekend

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Abraham Lincoln, one of America's greatest presidents, spent much of his early political career in the old state capitol in Vandalia, Illinois. So it's fitting that the Vandalia would be the site for the "Lincoln Remembered" Weekend. Feb. 11th and 12 Vandalia is going to be the focus of multiple historical anniversaries including the remembrance of Lincoln's Farewell Address and the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War and a Lincoln Victory Ball. Joanne Sasse Givens, Vandlia's Director of Economic Development and Tourism, gives us all the details in our podcast. If you are a Civil War buff or an admirer of Abraham Lincoln, this is a must see event.

For more information call Connie Bolyard - 618.283.4206; Mary Cole -618.283.1161; or Mary Truitt - 618.283.153

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)- JoAnn Sasse Givens: Lincoln Remembered Weekend

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This American Road Triptalk is sponsored by the city of Vandalia, IL which invites you to the "Lincoln Remembered" Weekend.

Friday, February 11th, 2011

11:00 am - Community Reading of the Lincoln Farewell Address at the Vandalia Statehouse.

7:00pm -11:00pm "Lincoln Victory Ball" Civil War Era Ball at Vandalia Moose Lodge, 328 South 3rd Street. General public, re-enactors of all ages invited. Those in costume North or South attend for free, not in costume $5 admission. Salt Caller with music and dances of the time period. Refreshments will be served

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

11:00 am - Roll Call of Fayette County Veterans of the Civil War at the Old State Cemetery (Moose Lodge if inclement weather) Persons with ancestors who fought North or South are encouraged to answer the roll call for their relatives.

9:30 am- 1:45pm Open House -The National Road Interpretive Center - with new exhibits.

2:00pm- Presentation on Lincoln by Dan Guillory, noted scholar, author, and lecturer at the Statehouse. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsors: Vandalia Historical Society, WKRV: The Curve, First National Bank, Dr. Brian & Laura Dossett, Vandalia Tourism Commission, The Leader Union.


Feel free to comment, criticize and correct our podcasts because we are always looking to make them better. In particular, if you know of anyone who might make a good subject for these podcasts, please let me know in the comments section.


See you soon on the great American Road.

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