Paul Beaver, Lincoln College Professor Emeritus,
Presents: “From Swamp to Field”
Friday June 23, 2017

The Elkhart Historical Society is pleased to announce the return of Paul Beaver to its Dinner Lecture circuit.  Mr. Beaver will present “From Swamp to Field”, as his lecture on Friday June 23, 2017,  a fascinating discussion of the methods used by the Scully family in the late 1800’s to drain the wetlands in Logan County, which turned what was unusable land into some of the richest most productive farm ground in the world.  Beaver is no stranger to this subject, having written his master’s thesis about the extensive Scully land holdings, and then in 2003, authoring a book on the topic. His love of history lead to a career of teaching, though officially retired he was honored by  Lincoln College as it’s very first professor emeritus.

A well respected Lincoln scholar, Paul has participated in many events, committees, discussions and speeches  throughout the United States. In 2002 he oversaw the  production of “Abraham Lincoln in Logan County” a video filmed in Logan County .   Truly a Logan County man from birth through a productive and generous life, Paul’s ability to hold an audience is legendary.   The probability that this lecture will sell out quickly urges a quick response from all that are interested.  Please call 217 947 2238 to reserve your seat, and once confirmed, please download the reservation form below:
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Wild Hare Café in Elkhart will provide the dinner of Beef Bourguinon or Baked encrusted Chicken Breast, both served with  herbed mashed potatoes, green beans, carrots and freshly baked rolls/butter  fruit crisp or ice cream for dessert.  The door open at 5 pm,  the cost is $40 per person, which includes the meal, tax and tip, plus $10 for the Elkhart Historical Society.

Wild Hare Cafe - Elkhart Historical Society Lecture Series

Guy Fraker speaking on his book:
"Lincoln's Ladder to the Presidency"
Paul Beaver, Emeritus of Lincoln College,
speaking on the Scully's in central Illinois
Peter Neihaus, speaking on
his years spent in South Africa
Dr. Dennis Campbell of Lincoln
College speaking on local mammals
Karl Luthin, DVM presents “The Perils of Traveling in an 1800’s Winter”
6 Feb., 2015 LDN: "From War’s Ashes
to the Birth of Lincoln College"

Mt. Pulaski 1850's Courthouse to where
Lawyer A. Lincoln traveled on the
Illinois 8th Judicial Circuit

Annual Spring tours of
Elkhart Hill flowers

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