History Series: No Love For Lincoln's Birthday

Feb 12, 2016

Credit WUIS/Illinois Issues
In many states, including Illinois, Abraham Lincoln's February twelfth birthday is a holiday. But it's not in others. The federal government has never declared it a national holiday, despite one man's lifelong efforts.

Tara McClellan McAndrew, the local history columnist for the State Journal-Register, explains in this installment of history series. The series is sponsored by the Sangamon County Historical Society. Additional narration for this piece was provided by Carly Shank: