QUINCY — Lincoln the Advocate will be featured at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at the History Museum, 332 Maine. The Quincy and Adams County Historical Society is the host.

Sam Wheeler, director of history programs at the Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission in Springfield, will delve into Lincoln’s years as a lawyer in Illinois and how those years shaped his presidency. . The program will also include a segment on Adams County’s early attorneys and the legal affairs of Reg Ankrom.

Wheeler specializes in state history, the Civil War, and Abraham Lincoln. He has worked in public history for more than two decades, including as Illinois State Historian and Director of Research and Collections at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

Ankrom, former executive director of the Quincy and Adams County Historical Society, is a graduate of Illinois College and the University of Kansas. He is a local historian and author who has published “Stephen A. Douglas: The Political Apprenticeship” and “Stephen A. Douglas: Western Man”.

A reception will be held after the program where participants can meet the presenters.

This program is sponsored by HSQAC member Beth Young. It is free and open to the public.

For questions, contact the historical society office at 217-222-1835.

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