Thursday, April 19, 2018 - Sunday, April 22, 2018
Freeport - various locations, 100 E. Douglas St., Freeport, Illinois
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This April, Mr. Lincoln will once again travel to Freeport, IL, to debate Stephen A. Douglas. Make that MANY Mr. Lincolns. The Association of Lincoln Presenters (ALP) will hold their Annual Conference in Freeport, IL, April 19-22, 2018. The Association anticipates about 40 Abraham Lincolns and 15 Mary Lincolns, as well as additional folks from history such as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, President Franklin Roosevelt, and General Ulysses S Grant, to attend from all over the United States.
Freeport, IL, was chosen as the site of the 2018 Annual Conference by ALP members in April 2016, and the conference will be organized by local librarian Laura Keyes. The group will be visiting various locations around Freeport, including Debate Square, Taylor Park, City Cemetery, and the Stephenson County Historical Museum, to learn more about Freeport’s history and its connections to the world of the Lincolns.
On Sunday, April 22, the conference will travel to Galena, IL, to take part in the festivities associated with that town’s US Grant’s Birthday celebration, hosted by the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society. Conference attendees will enjoy a catered reception at the historic DeSoto House Hotel, and a private tour of the Galena Museum.
Mission Statement: The Association of Lincoln Presenters (ALP) is an organization of men and women dedicated to bringing Abraham and Mary Lincoln to life. The ALP mission is to preserve the legacy of Abraham and Mary Lincoln, to honor their words and works, and walk in their footsteps.
Cost of Admission: $40