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2012 Lincoln Highway conference in Canton

October 11, 2011

The Ohio chapters of the national Lincoln Highway Association, along with the official Ohio Lincoln Highway Historic Byway, are planning to bring over 200 visitors to the McKinley Grand Hotel in June 2012 for a week of lectures, seminars, day-long road trips, and banquets all with the theme of “Pathways & Presidents” and celebrating the Lincoln Highway.

The 2012 Lincoln Highway Association conference begins Monday, June 18, with a welcome reception open to anyone wishing to have answers about the historic road. Later in the week will be a special Marmon automobile exhibit.

In addition to official East and West tours, organizer Jim Cassler says there will be additional trips focusing on Ohio’s Amish Country, a train ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway, and a trip to the Packard Museum in Warren honoring Lincoln Highway co-founder Henry Joy, then President of Packard Motors. Presidential activities will include Canton’s McKinley and the First Ladies Museum, while a trip to Marion will highlight Warren Harding’s involvement in the early highway.

Visit or for general history of the highway. Registration information will be available there at a later date.

2010 Lincoln Highway conference set for Illinois

February 11, 2010

The City of Dixon, Illinois will host the 2010 Lincoln Highway Association National Conference from June 22 – 26. The fun-filled event will feature bus tours of historical sites, a book and collectibles sales room, an art show, a cruise night, a session of presentations, and a visit by President Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln.

Amazingly, the Illinois Chapter worked hard to contain costs and rolled back the registration cost to the 1999 price!

The Quality Inn and the Comfort Inn are the two official main hotels for the Conference. The Loveland Community House will be the location of two banquets, the book room, the art show, and the conference speakers. It will not be within walking distance of the hotels but they will help with carpooling.

Tuesday, June 22

Board of Directors Annual Meeting
Evening Welcoming Banquet

Wednesday, June 23
Bus Tours, East and West

Thursday, June 24
Bus Tours, take opposite tour

Friday, June 25
Evening Awards Banquet

Sunday, June 26
Post-Conference Triangle Tour: Lincoln Highway, Dixie Highway, and Route 66, Starts in Joliet

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