Lauren Wojnarowski, HA 2008-2009, wrote a successful grant application for the Christian County Historical Society, which has been awarded $500 from the Illinois Association of Museums. Lauren says the museum is well worth the trip, and even has a Lincoln portrait made out of chicken feathers and skin.
The Lincoln-Sargent Farm Foundation is holding its Lincoln Bicentennial Dinner on Feb. 28 in the Grand Ballroom of the student union. Funds raised through the dinner will go to support the educational programs at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site which, even though it is currently officially closed, is allowed to open for its scheduled school programs and other special events. Please visit the new Lincoln-Sargent Farm Foundation website www.lincolnlogcabin.org for more information about the Foundation and the dinner.
Newton Key has received copies of Robert Bucholz and Newton Key, Early Modern England, 1485-1714: a Narrative History, 2nd ed. (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell). The authors substantively revised and edited text, maps, genealogies, and bibliography over the past few years. The book will be published in the UK on 16 January and in the USA on 6 February 2009.