*Only 8 miles south of Charleston, Il
November-March 9-4 Wednesday-Sunday
April-May 9-5 Wednesday-Sunday
Memorial Day -Labor Day 9-5 Every Day
September-October 9-5 Wednesday-Sunday
We are closed on Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Living History Programming takes place between May 1st and October 31st with additional special events throughout the year. Grounds are open year-round 8:30 am until dusk
Moore Home Restoration Project
The Rueben Moore home is the site of Abraham Lincoln's last visit to Coles County where he dined with his stepmother, extended family, and friends. The existing structure, just one mile north of Lincoln Log Cabin, is a Civilian Conservation Corp project and is in need of restoration. 2011 marked the sesquicentennial of Lincoln's visit and farewell and provides a timely occasion for us to be actively preserving those links to our national story. The Lincoln-Sargent Farm Foundation is working to raise the funds necessary to begin this important work. For more information on how to contribute, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids can come out to the Sargent Farm on Saturday morning to be introduced to the Children's Garden and begin planting; weather permitting. There will be an inside activity planned if it is raining. The Children's Garden program will take place every Saturday except for Memorial Day weekend and will have activites designed for elementary- aged children. If older kids would like to be involved they can assist the younger children in a supervised volunteer capacity. See you out on the farm!
Perfect Father's Day Treat- Vintage Baseball and Antique Tractor Show!
The Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Show will be held Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.Numerous antique tractors and gas engines from throughout the Midwest will be displayed, and a field will be plowed using an antique tractor and equipment. In addition to showcasing a variety of antique tractors this year, Lincoln Log Cabin will celebrate the small but efficient gas engines that provided stationary power to more than one million farms in America by 1914. The use of engines on the farm was the transitional factor for many farmers who then purchased tractors after witnessing the power and multiple uses of the gasoline engine in agriculture. The end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century saw some of the greatest changes in farm labor which freed up men to pursue non-agricultural work, while the business of farming was made more efficient for those left on the farm. Farmers used these new 5-6 horsepower engines to saw wood, shell corn, thresh grains and chop silage for their cattle. Smaller engines were also used around the farm to pump water, and to operate milking equipment on dairy farms. These engines were also in some cases used to power batteries which provided the farm houses, and more importantly the barns, with electric lights, a rare sight in the country before the mid-to-late 1930s.
Vintage Baseball will be played by the RockSprings Ground Squirrels at 1:00 that afternoon. Bring dad out for a great day!
2013 Summer Youth Program
Enduring Legacy: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Coles County, 1935-1941
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