Abraham Lincoln

Before the exhibit was open journalists had the chance to come and preview the exhibit “Undying Words 1858-1865 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library (APLM). I took the opportunity to check it out and had the wonderful opportunity to interview James Cornelius, curator of the presidential library collection and Olivia Mahoney, senior curator at the […]


Last week I was traveling toward Virginia, Illinois when I spied a sign that said that outside of the town of Pleasant Plains was the gravesite of Peter Cartwright.  I start shuffling through my history lessons and sadly all I can come up with is Bonanza and thoughts of the Cartwright family on the western […]


Living in Springfield, Illinois, the Lincoln connections are common. I am always surprised when traveling outside of Springfield and finding Lincoln history in unexpected places like the Batavia Depot Museum. My mom and I had headed to the Chicago suburbs for a play and a bit of browsing in little shops and I hoped learning […]

Lincoln Depot, Lincoln's fare thee well

One afternoon I had a bit of time before an interview for a story and I thought I would check out some of the historic sites in my own back yard, the Land of Lincoln. Although I had been there before I decided to take a minute and stop by the Lincoln Depot. This is […]

Get your Lincoln fix at the soon to reopen Lincoln Heritage Museum

In just a few short weeks you can check out the Lincoln Heritage Museum. Located at Lincoln College, the museum will reopened officially April 26, 2014. Ranked as one of the “30 Most Amazing University Museum’s in the World”, the museum just got a lot more interactive and opens up a whole new experience for […]