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Top 10 Things To Do in August 2018

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” – Billy Shakes (or William Shakespeare if you’re looking for a government name source). Are we past the summer’s midway point? Not entirely, but August is jam-packed full of splendid warm season events for you and the family to put on the docket. The festivals reign supreme in […]

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Happy Birthday Mr.President! Abe Lincoln Turns 205 Today

Happy Birthday Abe!  Today, Abraham Lincoln turns 205. Abraham Lincoln is an historical icon, known the world over for freeing the slaves during his term as America’s 16th President.  But did you know that Lake County and Lincoln have history too? Born in Hardin County, Kentucky, and later relocating with his family to Springfield, Lincoln […]

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Abraham Lincoln in Lake County

Starting last Saturday, The Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America Exhibit opened its doors at The Grayslake Heritage Center for the final of only eleven stops across the country. This nationally traveling exhibition features reproductions of famous Lincoln possessions, including his surveying instruments and the gloves he wore the night he was assassinated. Unfortunately, I missed […]

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Weekend Watch: Visit Lake County’s Weekend Activities

Explore the Story of Abraham Lincoln’s Funeral Train. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, Charlie Banks from the Lake County Civil War Roundtable will present a lecture with images about Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train. This program will mark the end of the “All Aboard! A History of Railroads in Grayslake” exhibition, while transitioning into […]

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13 Reasons to Visit Lake County in 2013

January has flown by with the blink of an eye, yet 2013 is still young! With so many fun activities to look forward to in Lake County this year, we have compiled a list of 13 must see events and attractions in 2013. BMW Championship – Lake County will be home to the 2013 BMW […]

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Lincoln exhibit coming to Lake County

I had the opportunity today to stop by the Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum and learn about the exhibit, Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America, that is coming to the museum March 23 – June 16, 2013. I am personally fascinated with Abraham Lincoln and the means by which he achieved his goals; and can not […]

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