Pittsfield/Pike County 
Abraham Lincoln Bi-Centennial Commission



PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Kaye Iftner

Event Committee Chair

PO Box 283
Pittsfield, IL 62363
Phone 217-285-2971
info@pikeil.org

Lincoln Days Reenactment Antique Show and Genealogy Fair


Lincoln Days Civil War Reenactment Antique Show and Genealogy Fair set for June 3rd and 4th

Pittsfield, IL April 19, 2016: The Lincoln Days Reenactment Antique Show and Genealogy Fair, sponsored by the Abe Lincoln Project of Pike County/Looking for Lincoln Community Working Group, will be held Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th at the Crossroads Center in Pittsfield. It is being held in conjunction with the 15th Annual Lincoln Days Civil War Reenactment being 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 will feature gathering of Early American through mid-1900’s
antiques. The event will also offer an antique appraisal fair by area appraisers. Both the Antique Show and the Genealogy Fair will be held at the Crossroads Center at 125 W. Jefferson from 9 AM until 4 PM on Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, 2016.

Dealer space at the Antique Show is available. Each space is 15’x 20’and booth rental is $75.00 before May 6th, $100 after May 6th. Wi-Fi is available. Dealers are asked to RSVP by May 6 to Jill Collard at 217-285-4890.

The Genealogy fair will include 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 is
available that can 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) are urged to attend the Genealogy
Fair on Friday when these offices will be open. Genealogy and Genealogy Fair questions can be directed to
Alice Cripe, 217-833-2310.

The 15th Annual Lincoln Days Civil War Reenactment, held at Lake Pittsfield on Saturday and Sunday will
include Confederate & Union battle reenactments, medical units, encampments, & period demonstrations. This
year’s event will also have the "Iron Clad" and "Hunley" war vessels. Show exhibitors are invited to attend an
onsite re-enactors swap meet on Saturday evening at the Lake.

Information is available on the Lincoln Days Civil War Reenactment Antique Show and Genealogy Fair
Face book page, and all forms are available as downloads on the website of the Abe Lincoln Project of Pike
County, www.pikelincoln.com, or on the Pike Chamber of Commerce website, www.pikeil.org. While visiting
the Lincoln Days Civil War Reenactment and the Antique Show and Genealogy Fair, participants are
encouraged 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 the "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.

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