There will be several events in Vandalia this weekend to celebrate the birthday of Abraham Lincoln. On Saturday there will be an Open House from 10 am to 4 pm at the National Road Interpretive Center with tours and refreshments. John Goldsmith, former director of the National Road Association of Illinois, will present “Lincoln on the National Road” at 3:00 p.m. Saturday
Then, Saturday night will be the Lincoln Civil War Ball at the Vandalia Moose Lodge from 7 pm to 10 pm. Entertainment will be provided by the Salt Creek String Band with caller. Tickets are $15 for a couple in costume and $20 for a couple not in costume.
On Sunday there will be a Lunch Buffet at the Old Capital View Restaurants from 11 am to 2 pm. And, then Lincoln’s birthday party will be held at 2 pm on Sunday at the Vandalia Statehouse.