The Lincoln Heritage Committee of DeWitt County's goals are to promote the Clinton and DeWitt County area's rich Lincoln heritage. Lincoln played an important role in Clinton's early development for nearly 20 years, beginning with the formation of the 8th Judicial Circuit in 1839, two years after Lincoln began the practice of law, until 1859, the year prior to his election as President.
Are you passionate about Abraham Lincoln's history in DeWitt County? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us share how our 16th president influenced the DeWitt County area. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
You can get one of these Clinton, IL stamps free at the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum's gift shop! Lincoln Heritage of DeWitt County is participating in the National Parks Stamp Program, promoting the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.
Open April - December, The C. H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum, 219 East Woodlawn, Clinton, invites you to "Take a Walk Into History". Visit Clinton in Central Illinois, heartland of America's richest farming country. Tour the restored mid-Victorian mansion which was the home of the Honorable Clifton H. Moore, Abraham Lincoln's law partner in Clinton. The mansion is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Call 217-935-6066 or visit their website: www.chmoorehomestead.org
Held annually the last full weekend of September, this festival was established in 1967 to provide funds to restore & maintain the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt Co. Museum. Attractions include 19th century artisans & craftsmen demonstrations & sales, pony rides, tomahawk throwing, giant flea market, 25 food booths offering old-fashioned apple & pork foods, live music, museum tours, antique tractor show, art show, mansion tours, meal grinding demonstrations, antiques for sale, farm museum tours & much more. https://www.facebook.com/applenporkfestival/