New Salem Lincoln League


About Us

Join The Tradition – The New Salem Lincoln League!

The not-for-profit New Salem Lincoln League is dedicated to preserving a very special place known as Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site.  For over 35 years, the League has funded educational, cultural and special events at the historic New Salem Village.  The Village is the heart of the most visited historic site in Illinois!   Generations of people have visited this place.  Many visitors return with their children and grandchildren, sharing the story of one man’s journey from log cabin to the White House.

Every year people from all over the world visit Lincoln’s New Salem.  The League partners with the State of Illinois to make those visits truly memorable.

From 1831 to 1837, New Salem played an important role in young Abraham Lincoln’s transformation from unskilled laborer to lawyer.  The village was a crucial stop on Lincoln’s path to becoming the nation’s most revered statesman.  The New Salem Lincoln League works to help promote and preserve this reconstructed village.

Today, a dedicated group of volunteers bring the Village to life, sharing their knowledge of the people of New Salem and 19th-century Illinois life.  The League provides crucial monetary support for the volunteer programs and initiatives.

YOU CAN HELP!  Visit our on-line store for information on how YOU can join the New Salem Lincoln League.  There are membership levels for everyone.  The tradition continues!

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Donations to the New Salem Lincoln League can also be made thru the endowment fund established with the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln.  For more information about NEW SALEM LINCOLN LEAGUE ENDOWMENT FUND visit


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Mailing address:

New Salem Lincoln League

PO Box 272

Petersburg, IL  62675

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Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site is a reconstruction of the village that was Lincoln's home as young man and a place to explore life in early 19th Century America.

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