The Evans Public Library, located at 215 S. 5th Street, has a collection of Lincoln books, pamphlets, pictures and other items. A life mask of Abraham Lincoln is also housed in a glass display case. Henry Rankin of Springfield, Illinois donated the life mask to the library's Lincoln Collection because Vandalia was where Lincoln started his legislative career. This mask is one of very few copies that were made from the original which is housed at the Smithsonian Institute. The original was made for a statue of Lincoln in 1860 just after his election to the presidency. An original photo of Lincoln taken in 1857 is also on display.
8:00 am Vandalia, Illinois Farmers’ Market @ Downtown Vandalia
Vandalia, Illinois Farmers’ Market @ Downtown Vandalia
Aug 8 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Our goal is to inspire and nurture a healthy community by building a local and sustainable food economy in an engaging downtown experience, while showcasing local farmers and gardeners.
7:00 pm Fat Wallet at Charters Patio @ Charters Patio
Fat Wallet at Charters Patio @ Charters Patio
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Enjoy free, live music from Fat Wallet at the beautiful Charters Patio in Downtown Vandalia!
4:00 pm 6th Annual Backpack 2 School @ Vandalia First United Methodist Church
6th Annual Backpack 2 School @ Vandalia First United Methodist Church
Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
We will once again be hosting the annual Backpack 2 School event. Covid-19 guidelines will be followed. We will still be offering free haircuts, but the number of people inside the building at one time will be limited. All children receiving a backpack must be accompanied by an adult; this does not apply to High School students. If possible, please Continue Reading
7:00 pm Charters Patio Presents Imagine ... @ Charters Patio
Charters Patio Presents Imagine ... @ Charters Patio
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Enjoy free, live music from Imagine That Band at the beautiful Charters Patio in Downtown Vandalia!
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- » Lincoln Wayside Exhibits
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- » Madonna Of The Trail
- » National Road Interpretive Center
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- » Old State Cemetery
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