Saturday, February 15
Starts at 11:00 AM
Bloomington-Normal-The McLean County Museum of History is pleased to announce the donation of a remarkable Abraham Lincoln document by retired Bloomington attorney and Lincoln scholar Guy Fraker. The legal pleading—running one and one-half pages in Lincoln’s own hand—dates to the fall of 1851 and offers a fascinating window into the sixteenth’s president’s law career and his deep connections to McLean County.
The Museum is timing the announcement of this once-in-a-lifetime gift to the week of Lincoln’s birthday (February 12). On Saturday, February 15, the Museum will unveil this document in a public program beginning at 11:00 a.m. Guy Fraker and Museum Librarian Bill Kemp will offer an overview of the document—the who, what, where, and why—before it’s made public for the very first time!