Mount Pulaski Events
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th Anniversary Year [1836 - 2011]

photos & highlights of 2011


Lincoln’s Birthday Celebration at Mt. Pulaski Courthouse on Feb 11

28 Jan., 2017 Herald News:  Mount Pulaski Courthouse to celebrate Lincoln's birthday with visit from his teacher <-- click here

     Charles Starling, of Springfield, Ill will portray Mentor Graham who was Lincoln’s teacher at New Salem. He will be greeted by three descendants of the Mentor Graham who lived at New Salem in  the 1830’s and 1840’s: Jeane Duff Connolley, her daughters, Jane Connolley Pharis  & Ann Connolley Olson. 

     The program will begin with a greeting from Abraham Lincoln at 1:15, followed by Starling’s portrayal of Mentor Graham.  He will share the experience of a “blab” school and tell about Abraham Lincoln as a student even though he was already an adult when he moved to New Salem.

      Several children’s activities will be available from noon to 3:30.  Abe’s Apple Pie with Rum Sauce and cookies will be served from Noon to 4 p.m.

15 Jan., 2017 LDN: A party for Mr. Lincoln on Feb. 11



Saturday Before Easter Sunday
10 am Sat., April 15, 2017

 Annual Vonderlieth Living Center        Easter Egg Rol

sponsored by Mt. Pulaski JC's

Memorial Day - Monday, May 29

   Mount Pulaski Cemetery10:00 am on Veteran's Memorial bluff - North Side of town 
         American Legion Post 447, VFW Post 777 & SAL Squadron 447 Flag & Rifle Honor Guard Salute - band - speakers
         flags decorate all veteran graves
         Presentation of flowers by children and wreaths by Mt. Pulaski veterans units, City of Mt. Pulaski and various civic organizations
         Reading of names of local deceased veterans, POW's and/or Armed Forces Personnel killed in action or died of war-related wounds or sickness
         Invocation and Benediction by local minister
inclement weather:  Mt. Pulaski American Legion Hall
   Steenbergen Cemetery Chapel - 11:30 am - 3 mi south of Mt. Pulaski via Illiopolis Blacktop - "Bo Jacks" road
                                                                               west 1/2 mi. off of Illiopolis Blacktop
         American Legion Post 447, VFW Post 777 and SAL Squadron 447 Flag & Rifle Honor Guard Salute - MPHS band, piano & singing - speakers 
         15 ft. flags each designated and marked with a name of a veteran buried in this cemetery (Civil War to present)
              - along pathways throughout the cemetery
         Invocation and Benediction by local minister


2017 Summer Concerts


Mount Pulaski Community Band

Courthouse Band Stand
Vonderlieth Living Center


Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4th

***Mt. Pulaski 4th of July Weekend Activities***


 Various Dates and Various Locations

Tuesday, July 4th - Boy Scout Troop #122 serving Pork Chop Sandwiches
(2 Locations)
10am - 2pm at East Park
10am - 2pm at Farmer's Bank Parking Lot (S. Washington St.)Tuesday, JULY 4TH
*Community Band Concert*
 2pm at Vonderlieth Living Center

At Dusk (9pm) at Frazier Park (S. Spring St.)
(Rain Date: TBA
   Fire Works & live music - Frazier Park (SW side of town next to RR tracks)


125th 2017 Annual Fall Festival

schedule of events ... TBA

September 15 & 16,  2017





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   Rides, entertainment, music; food venders; Methodist Church homemade ice cream & homemade pies
   Evening dinners under the tent (Thurs, Fri. Sat., 5pm - 8pm) - tickets can be bought at the tent door
   Check last year's Fall Festival Event

2017 29th Annual Christmas on Vinegar Hill

    Vendors at various locations throughout the town - churches, American Legion Hall, VFW Hall, Grade School,

 businesses, residences . . . Oodles of food, candies, holiday items, gifts and collectables.

15th Annual Santa Coming to Town   Sat., Dec. 9th  Following the Christmas Parade      

9 Dec., 2017 LDN: A perfect evening for a visit with Santa

 in Mount Pulaski
<-- click here

LDN Slide Show <-- click here

18th Dec., 2016  Mount Pulaski Community Choir presents Christmas musical: Christmas Carol Celebration,

a Christmas Musical (by Benjamin Harlan and Ragan Courtney) on Sunday afternoon,

This Cantata is made up of 18 favorite Carols.   Come & enjoy singing with us to Celebrate this Joyous Season!

 Director Claus Tanner

2017 Event ... TBA


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