Past Events 


Santa at the Courthouse

December 2015

New Foundation Office

124 South Washington


Fall Festival 2015

Our Town Celebration

July 10, 2015

Grand March

May 2015

Spring School Concerts on May 8 Paid Tribute To Abraham Lincoln

 On Friday May 8, the Mt. Pulaski Junior High School Band and Choir presented a concert at 6:30 p.m. The Mt. Pulaski High School Band and Choir presented a concert at 8:00 p.m.  Both concerts were held at the Mt. Pulaski High School Gym.

Each musical group presented some of their pieces to honor and remember Abraham Lincoln of the 150th anniversary of his death. All the musical groups were directed by Mr. Helm, who said, “It has been nice to discuss with our students Lincoln’s significance not only in our nation’s history but also his presence and influence where we live.”

The Junior High Choir sang “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and the Junior High Band played “Freedom’s Force.”

The Junior High Band, along with the Fifth Grade Band played “Yankee Spirit March.”

The High School Choir sang “Brother, My Brother” and the High School Choir Club performed “Ashoken Farewell.” The High School Band played the “Blue Ridge Saga” and “Gettysburg March.”

Financial support for the Lincoln Tribute music purchased for these concerts was given by the

Mt. Pulaski Courthouse Foundation.

April 16 Program Featured Grade School Students

On Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m., students and others from the Mt. Pulaski Grade School recited the Gettysburg Address.  Others read poems that give honor and remembrance to Abraham Lincoln.  Some of the poems were by American poet Walt Whitman, who was a contemporary of Abraham Lincoln.  Whitman worked as a nurse in the war hospitals and had a deep admiration and love for the president who had brought our torn country through the Civil War as one.  


Courthouse To Be Draped in Mourning: Crosses Made By National Honor Society To Be Hung

Mourning practices of the 1860’s will be followed in simple ways.  The Courthouse was draped with black cloth, evergreens and white ribbons.  The Mt. Pulaski High School Honor Society made crosses of live evergreens.  Evergreens symbolize eternal life.  White bows were attached.  White is the color of resurrection.  The crosses were hung on the Courthouse doors and on the doors of churches and many businesses.




Click the Star Flag below to see a video from the April 16th program!  

April 11, 2015

The Courthouse Spring Gala

Retirement Reception for

Courthouse Site Manager

Wally Kautz


Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Calm Creek Cafe

102 South Washington Street

Mount Pulaski, Il 62548


2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.



Saturday, February 7, 2015

12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


 Kathryn Harris was regrettably unable to attend our celebration so we invited Pam Brown of Springfield, Il. 

Pam portrayed Mary Todd Lincoln and performed “Taking Leave” on May 22, 1865, the last time she left the White House. 


Brown has a Bachelor of fine Arts Degree from the University of Oklahoma in acting and directing.   She has been living with the character of Mary Lincoln for 7 years and has portrayed her in many different roles and plays.   Several of the plays have been performed in the Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. 


Mike and Jennifer Richner of Hilltop Catering provided Abraham Lincoln’s favorite pie (Apple pie) and Mary Lincoln’s cake. 


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Saturday, January, 24th, 2015

6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


Abe's Million Dollar "Kick Off" Fundraising Event

Silent Auction Items


Read more on our event at New Herald News

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Mount Pulaski Courthouse

113 S. Washington St. Mount Pulaski, Il 62548


Hours:  12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday through Saturday

Mount Pulaski Courthouse Foundation

P.O. Box 171

Mount Pulaski, Il 62548