"Legends of Lincoln" Antique Show and Genealogy Fair

The Lincoln Days Reenactment Antique Show and Genealogy Fair, sponsored by the Abe Lincoln Project of Pike County/Looking for Lincoln Community Working Group, was Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at the Crossroads Center in Pittsfield.  It washeld in conjunction with the 15th Annual Lincoln Days Civil War Reenactment held on Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th at Lake Pittsfield.  This multifaceted event has become an annual event, funded in part by a grant from the Pike County Accommodations Tax Project Funding Board.   

The indoor Antique Show featured a gathering of Early American through mid-1900’s  antiques. The event offered an antique appraisal fair by area appraisers. Both the Antique Show and the Genealogy Fair were held at the Crossroads Center at 125 W. Jefferson from 9 AM until 4 PM on Friday and Saturday, June 3and 4, 2016. 

Dealer space at the Antique Show was available. Each space was 10’x 10’and booth rental was $75.00. Booth rental included tables and chairs.  Wi-Fi was available. Dealers were asked to RSVP to Jill Collard at 217-285-4890. 

The Genealogy fair included scheduled presentations by genealogists as well as research assistance to help  attendees discover their family’s lineage and potential journey through historic Pike County, IL.  A form was available that could be completed in advance of the event to aid in the research.   Individuals requiring access to Pike County government offices for research (County Clerk, Circuit Clerk) were urged to attend the Genealogy Fair on Friday when these offices were open.  Genealogy and Genealogy Fair questions can be directed to Alice Cripe, 217-833-2310.
This year we had another great line up of speakers.  The Speaker schedule is downloadable here. 

The 15th Annual Lincoln Days Civil War Reenactment, held at Lake Pittsfield on Saturday and Sunday included Confederate & Union battle reenactments, medical units, encampments, & period demonstrations. The 2016 event will also have the “Hunley” war vessel, a submarine used in the war.  

Information was available on the Lincoln Days Civil War Reenactment Antique Show and Genealogy Fair Facebook page, and all forms are available as downloads on the website of the Abe Lincoln Project of Pike County, www.pikelincoln.com, or below.  

While visiting the Lincoln Days Civil War Reenactment and the Antique Show and Genealogy Fair, we encourage you to spend the weekend.  Enjoy one of our unique lodging establishments and our fine places to eat. Visit Pike County’s Looking For Lincoln wayside exhibits and take Abe Lincoln’s Talking House Tour.  Maps are available at the Pike County Visitor’s Center and additional information is available from Kathy Zimmerman at 217-285-6995.  

Tourist information is available in this Visit” section of the Chamber’s website, and a packet containing a listing of all the local lodging establishments, restaurants and attractions is available from Kaye Iftner, executive director of the Chamber by phone at 217-285-2971 or by email at info@pikeil.org

                                                          Like this event on Facebook or for more information contact:

Antique Show: Jill Collard  (217)-285-4890

Genealogy Info & Fair:  Alice Cripe (217) 833-2310

Looking for Lincoln Information:  Kathy Zimmerman  (217) 285-6995

General info, tourist information, questions about Pike County:  Kaye Iftner (217) 285-2971

Pick up your officlal Pike County History Trail map at the Antique Show, Genealogy Fair, or Visitor Center. 
The front has a county map and lists all of our libraires, museums, and Antique/Collectible locations. The back has
places to stay and places to eat, as well as some historical highlights. 
You can download front and back below.  It is done in a 17 x11 landscape format. 

Pike County History Trail (front)
Pike County History Trail (back) with lodging, restaurants & history highlights