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Dinner Lecture 5:30 pm


Wild Hare Cafe in Elkhart, IL.


Friday October 7, 2016

“The Underground Railroad”   by  Nancy Saul


Nancy Rollings Saul is an award-winning writer and photographer with an abiding interest in history. She served as Lifestyle editor for
The Courier for more than 20 years and now provides stories and pictures for Bends and Byways, Logan County’s new independent magazine.

     Saul has a particular interest in the Underground Railroad. In 2003, she curated an Underground Railroad exhibit for The Courier in the
Layman Gallery at Lincoln College in conjunction with Lincoln’s 150
th anniversary celebration. She has also given many programs about the
Underground Railroad and about the alleged use of quilts as signals on the Underground Railroad.


For her upcoming program, Saul will explain the workings of the Underground Railroad, profile its most common users and discuss
which Logan County people may have been involved in its operation. She will also throw in a few stories she
 has heard about the Underground Railroad in Logan County.


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Karl Luthin, DVM presents “The Perils of Traveling in an 1800’s Winter”
Wild Hare Cafe Dinner / Lecture
Elkhart, Il.
Fri., Nov. 4th, 2016

     “The Perils of Traveling in an 1800’s Winter”, presented by Karl Luthin, DVM, Friday November 4th dinner lecture. In addition to having a busy equine-veterinarian practice, Luthin also owns KEL Equine Productions which has been involved in numerous movies and mini series.  Multi faceted Luthin is often the on-site veterinarian, or re-enactor, frequently providing props, set dressings, and horses, or as an advisor helping to insure the historic accuracy of the equipment or costumes being used.

        Some of the productions he has been involved in are, “Gods and Generals”, “Glory”, The “John Adams”,  “Into the West” mini series, “Gettysburg”, “Cold Mountain”, and most recently providing a tremendous amount of equipment as well as the horse Daniel Day Lewis  rode in  “Lincoln”.  Reservation forms and more information is located on the website

       The dinner selections will be provided by Horsefeathers
Wild Hare Café, at a cost of either $27.50 or $40.





St. John the Baptist Chapel
Saturday December 3, 2016 

Please call for reservations  217 947 2238  starting November 7th
Be sure to state your name, number in party, time of service you prefer, and your phone number;
we will call back to confirm.  One check for everything, including tickets, membership and meal options,
made payable to the Elkhart Historical Society.  Mail promptly as seats cannot be held without payment.


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Wild Hare Cafe - Elkhart Historical Society
Lecture Series

Guy Fraker speaking on his book:
 "Lincoln's Ladder to the Presidency"
Paul Beaver, Emeritus of Lincoln College,
speaking on the Scully's in central Illinois
Owner, Peter Neihaus, speaking on
his years spent in South Africa
Dr. Dennis Campbell of Lincoln
College speaking on local mammals
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

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