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Abraham Lincoln in McLean County

About the Exhibit

This exciting new exhibit examines Lincoln's work as an attorney in McLean County and on the Illinois Eighth Judicial Circuit. It defines his pivotal role in the anti-slavery movement and the formation of the new Republican Party in Illinois. It makes clear the circumstances of his nomination for president in 1860, and explores the lasting connections Lincoln made with the people of this community.