Rev. Dr. Malcolm Shotwell will present:

 “Our Neighbors, the Lincolns: A Clergyman Remembers”

 Friday July 28 - dinner lecture

       Rev. Dr. Malcolm Shotwell will present, “Our Neighbors, the Lincolns: A Clergyman Remembers”.  This captivating portrayal of Rev. Dr. Noyes W. Miner, will be presented as a dramatic monologue in the beautiful setting of the Gillett Chapel on Elkhart Hill, followed by dinner in the village at the Wild Hare Café in the Horsefeathers shop.  [Please note the 1890’s Chapel has no bathroom facilities].

       The depiction takes place in 1874 when Rev. Dr. Miner, then living in Wisconsin had returned to Springfield for the unveiling of Lincoln’s Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  As he was a neighbor and close friend, his insights and knowledge of the Lincolns is fascinating.    The Rev. Dr. Miner was pastor of the First Baptist Church in Springfield (now Central Baptist) from 1855-1869.  This interpretation includes his thoughts on the Lincoln Douglas debate,  a visit to the Lincolns in Washington and more.


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Wild Hare Cafe - Elkhart Historical Society Lecture Series

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"Lincoln's Ladder to the Presidency"
Paul Beaver, Emeritus of Lincoln College,
speaking on the Scully's in central Illinois
Peter Neihaus, speaking on
his years spent in South Africa
Dr. Dennis Campbell of Lincoln
College speaking on local mammals
Karl Luthin, DVM presents “The Perils of Traveling in an 1800’s Winter”
6 Feb., 2015 LDN: "From War’s Ashes
to the Birth of Lincoln College"

Mt. Pulaski 1850's Courthouse to where
Lawyer A. Lincoln traveled on the
Illinois 8th Judicial Circuit

Annual Spring tours of
Elkhart Hill flowers

 “An Evening with Mark McDonald”

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