Looking for Lincoln Wayside Exhibit


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Located in the Macomb Square on the very Courthouse lawn in which he spoke, the Looking For Lincoln Wayside Exhibit tells the story of then senate candidate Abraham Lincoln’s stays in Macomb. The story is one that illustrates a momentous discussion Lincoln had with Joseph Medill and James Magie at The Randolph House, and the significance it had on Lincoln‘s impending political career and his future in becoming President of the United States.

The Looking For Lincoln Wayside Exhibit is the first part of Macomb’s planned Lincoln attraction initiative, to preserve and tell the story of Abe Lincoln’s historic visits to the McDonough County seat.