The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library, during their weekly luncheon Tuesday at the club’s new meeting place, the Taylorville Moose Lodge.
Joe Crain (right) is the museum’s new Director of Public Programs and Community Development, and spoke to Kiwanis Club members about the many things the campus in Springfield offers to the public. Kiwanis president Sarah Van Huss (left) presided at today's meeting.
Crain said the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, now 15 years old, is a unique approach to story-telling, with its many exhibits that show Lincoln at different times in his life.
Crain added the campus is two-fold: The museum which tells about Lincoln’s life, and the Lincoln Presidential Library which includes over 172-thousand books and documents dating back to the late 1880’s.
Crain told the Kiwanis Club that an on-going project is called “Lincoln Papers On Line”, whereby Lincoln’s thousands of presidential documents and letters are being preserved then scanned to be available on the World Wide Web.
Kiwanis member Martin Vota (right) was formally presented with his “Kiwanian of the Year” plaque by former president Michael Evanchak (left).
Kiwanis member Tim Sutton (right) was honored by Kiwanis president Sarah Van Huss (left) for his 40 years of membership in the club. Kiwanis officials had found a 25-year plaque presented to Sutton in 2004, which she presented to Sutton on Tuesday marking his 40th anniversary in the club.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at their new meeting location, the Taylorville Moose Lodge. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.