Danville is a proud member of the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area, known as Looking for Lincoln. Notable sites tied to the life of Lincoln are noted with special signage, and must meet specific standards to be included in this organization.
Looking for Lincoln is the coordinating entity for the 43-county Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area. The groups works in partnership with Lincoln Home National Historic Site to tell the story of Lincoln’s almost 30 years in Illinois in communities where Lincoln worked, traveled, and lived. Looking for Lincoln partners with communities like Danville, organizations, and individuals dedicated to enhancing the communities and landscapes of central Illinois through recognition and support of their significant natural, cultural and historical legacies.
Few individuals have so profoundly influenced American history as did Abraham Lincoln. Millions around the world are inspired by the story of Lincoln’s rise from humble beginnings to President of the United States, his qualities of integrity and courage and his decisive leadership traits that carried a fragile nation through one of its most trying periods.
You can learn more about statewide Looking for Lincoln sites by visiting www.lookingforlincoln.org