The Elkhart Historical Society'sDinner / Lecture Series
           the Wild Hare Cafe
             Elkhart, IL

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Elkhart Historical Society

Wild Hare Cafe

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Past Events

Historian Mark Sorensen, "The Secrets of Lincoln's Illinois Photographs". Professor Tony Rothering of LLCC, "Bird Banding at the Elkhart Oasis". Guy Sternberg, "The devastation caused by the emerald ash borer (EAB)". Historical interpreters, Lee & Carol Shafer, "Billy Yank" & "Sarah Bush Lincoln"

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 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

“BrothersNotorious- The Sheltons”

"Christmas According to Hollywood"

“An Evening
 with Mark McDonald”

Brian Ellis Explored a Different View of Illinois’ Bicentennial with a Performance of Two Faces
 of Illinois’ History

Rev. Dr. Malcom Shotwell:  Mrs. Lincoln, "A Vindicator"

Chuck McCue: "The Boys from Kentucky" - the Relationship of Richard Oglesby & Abraham Lincoln

William Furry, executive director of the Illinois State Historical Society will be speaking on Jonathan Chapman known to all American school children as Johnny Appleseed.


Dr. Michael Burlingame – Friday February 26th – Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln

Court and Karen Conn:
“From Then to Now”

Marcy Brooks:  "The Gillett Legacy"

“Remembering D-Day at
 Normandy Beach” By Jim Grimaldi

Paula Pugh Romanaux Phd

WWI historian Paul Osman,“Back Over There - Elkhart’s Sacrifice in WWI”
Irish, Celtic, Appalachian
Music at Gillett Chapel
The Battle for
Napoleon Hollow
Ian Hunt ... Abraham
Lincoln & Logan Co.
 The Interurban   CroHurst - the oldest
home in Logan Co.

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