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Lincoln Log Cabin
402 S. Lincoln Highway Rd
Lerna, Il 62440
Lincoln Log Cabin Foundation

The Lincoln Log Cabin Foundation promotes, preserves, and interprets the historic, cultural, and natural resources at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site through philanthropic activities, educational programming, and volunteer coordination.

The Foundation supports many unique educational programs at the site with volunteers and financial support. The Live-In Program allows fifth grade classes to experience rural life during the mid-1800s. Students participate in living history activities, which include mucking barns, splitting rails, candle dipping, and making “Johnny cake.” The Foundation also sponsors the Summer Youth Program where children spend nine weeks volunteering at the site and participating in the site’s living history programming. The summer day camp, Pioneer Camp, offers children an introduction to 19th--century farm life. Special events, exhibitions, visiting scholars, volunteer staffing, gift shop management, and preservation efforts, such as restoration of the Moore Home, are all critical needs being met by the Foundation.

The Foundation presents two awards each year, the Kingsbury Service Award and the Thomas and Sarah Lincoln Volunteer of the Year Award. Nominations can submitted to any LLCF board member. Nominations for 2022 must be submitted by December 31, 2021. Click here for more information on the awards and past winners.

2022 Board of Directors

Lori Henderson, President
Dale Wolf, Vice President
Nora Pat Small, Secretary
Mark Daily
Larry Gutzler
Lauren Spaniol
Ramona Tomshack
Janett Winter-Black
Deborah Woodley
Matthew Mittelstaedt, Site Manager

2022 Meeting Schedule
February 15 5:00 p.m.
March 15 5:00 p.m.
April 19 5:00 p.m.
May 17 5:00 p.m.
June 21 5:00 p.m.
July 19 5:00 p.m.
August 16 5:00 p.m.
September 20 5:00 p.m.
October 18 5:00 p.m.
November 15 5:00 p.m.
December 20 5:00 p.m.


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Give a Gift!
Your contributions to the Lincoln Log Cabin Foundation ensure continued support for educational programming and preservation projects. These efforts will secure the opportunities for people of all ages to experience our rural heritage. Click here to donate online:




Volunteer Opportunities!
There are so many ways to get involved at Lincoln Log Cabin! Participate in the living history program as a volunteer pioneer, act as a docent in the Visitor Center, come out and work in the gardens, assist with children's programming or special events, or make sales in the gift shop. We would love to come and talk to your clubs and organizations about how your members can get involved, contact us to schedule a presentation.

Customize your own volunteer experience- call today for more information. 217-345-1845 or email

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