The Macon County Historical Museum and Prairie Village

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Take a stroll through the Museum and Prairie Village
and meet some of our famous visitors.

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Illinois Museum Association Day
Illinois State Representative Bob Flider meets with Abraham Lincoln (Museum Executive Director, Patrick McDaniel) & Nancy Torgerson, MCHS Board Member at a recent Illinois Museum Association Day at the Illinois State Capitol Building 


Abraham Lincoln Theater
Museum visitors get to watch a short film
about Abraham Lincoln in Macon County
in the Museum's Abraham Lincoln Theater

President Lincoln poses with a local Cub Scout Troop
Local Cub Scout Troop visits the Macon
County History Museum to learn
more about Abraham Lincoln


MCHS Volunteer Bud Bissey
MCHS Volunteer Bud Bissey constructed a
scale model of the Macon County Lincoln Courthouse that is located in the
Museum's Prairie Village

Illinois State Senator Frank Watson
Illinois State Senator Frank Watson toured
the Museum Complex to see what the
Museum offered for visitors


A Museum Children's Educational Program
Local children learn more about Native Americans at a Museum Children's
Educational Program


Former staff members of a local newspaper
Former staff members of the former Decatur Review Newspaper traveled from all over
the country to visit the Macon
County History Museum

U.S. Representative Tim Johnson
U.S. Representative Tim Johnson takes
part in the Lincoln Log Courthouse
Re-Dedication Ceremony at the Museum

Museum's Lincoln Festival
Former "Governor Richard Oglesby, State Senator Frank Watson, "Abraham Lincoln", Macon County Board Chairman Bob Sampson, Former Decatur Mayor Paul Osborne and local Boy Scout Troop take part in the Museum's Lincoln Festival


How clothing has changed
Nancy Torgerson explains how clothing has changed in the past 100 years

A class is introduced to the spinning wheel
A class is introduced to the spinning wheel


Whittling wood for useful tools
Richard Torgerson describes to the students the tools necessary to whittle and how the tools were used by children their age

Abraham Lincoln prepares for a court case
"Abraham Lincoln" prepares for a court case in the courthouse with help from a local class


Remembering days gone by...
Perhaps Mr. Lincoln is remembering the cases tried in the courthouse so long ago...

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