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Welcome To Dixon, Illinois!!

The Land of Lincoln

and the

Boyhood Home of Ronald Reagan

Image of the Loveland Community Center in Dixon

Historic Loveland Community Center

Meeting Site for Many of the Conference Activities
513 W. 2nd St.
Dixon, IL 61021

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, June 22nd

12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
—Registration, West Side facing Galena Avenue of Quality and Comfort Inn complex, see the map

Directions from the hotel complex to the Loveland Community Center are here,
for turn-by-turn directions, click View Larger Map:

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Tuesday AfternoonActivities on Your Own—See your registration materials for suggested places to visit and click here!

Highly Recommended: Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society
Open Tues., 10-12 and 1-4, located behind the Dillon Home, 1005 E. 3rd St.
Lincoln-Manahan Home, 607 E. Third St., Special open house for Lincoln Highway Association members, restoration to 1856, year of Lincoln's visit, is in progress, open 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone # 815-622-6215

Click here for directions to the Lincoln-Manahan Home following the Lincoln Highway,
past the Palmyra Greenhouse and the Midway Drive-In Theater.
Clicking View Larger Map will take you to driving directions:

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[1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
—Meeting, Lincoln Highway Association Board of Directors, First Floor, Next to Book Room, Loveland Community Center]

5:30 p.m.—Meet at the Loveland Community Center front steps for the group photo
6:00 p.m.—Welcoming Banquet Dinner, Dining Room, Loveland and Community Center
Speakers: Mayor of Dixon, the Honorable Jim Burke, Mark Hoffman, Sports Leisure Vacations
7:00 p.m.—President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln

Book Room Open Following Banquet and Program, First Floor, Loveland Community Center


Wednesday, June 23rd

8:30 a.m.—Busses Leave in front of the west side of the hotels for the tours, East or West (see below)

Dinner on Your Own

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.—Book Room Open with 3rd Annual Art and Photo Show, First Floor, Loveland Community Center, Open to the Public, Reception Sponsored by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition

Optional—Sterling Municipal Band, 7:30 p.m., Grandon Civic Center, Central Memorial Park, E. 4th St., (Lincoln Highway, one-way, eastbound), Sterling


Thursday, June 24th

8:30 a.m
.—Busses leave in front of the west side of the hotels for the tours, East or West

6:00 p.m.—Cruise Night (parking lot, public welcome!) and 1950s Style Dinner (pre-registration required for dinner), Brandywine Restaurant, 441 Illinois Route 2

p.m. —Speaker: Mike Hocker, Ohio Chapter, The Lincoln Highway Buy-Way in Ohio (pre-registraton required)


Friday, June 25th

9:30 a.m.
—Speaker: Duane Paulson, Illinois Chapter, Lincoln and the Lincoln Highway in Dixon, Dining Room, Loveland Community Center

11:00 a.m.—Speaker: Cynthia Ogorek, Illinois Chapter, The Lincoln Highway Around Chicago; A Traveler's Guide to the Lincoln Highway, Dining Room, Loveland Community Center

12:00 p.m.—Lunch, Dining Room, Loveland Community Center

1:00 p.m.—Speaker: Olga Herbert, Executive Director, Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor, Lincoln Highway Educational Projects, From Pre-School Through High School, Dining Room, Loveland Community Center

2:00 p.m.—Speaker: Mindy Crawford, Pennsylvania Chapter, 2010 Preservation Opportunities Along the Lincoln Highway, Dining Room, Loveland Community Center

2:30 p.m.—Speaker: Bonnie Heimbach, Executive Director, Northern Illinois Tourism Development Office and Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition, Murals and Gazebos in Illinois, Dining Room, Loveland Community Center

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.—Book Room Open

6:30 p.m.—Banquet, Awards, and the June 20th to 24th, 2011 Silver and Gold Lake Tahoe Conference Presentation by the California/Nevada Chapters, Jim Bonar, Nevada State Director, Dining Room, Loveland Community Center


Saturday, June 26th

8:00 a.m.
—Breakfast, Comfort Inn and Quality Inn**
9:00 a.m.—Annual Lincoln Highway Association Membership Meeting, Ronald Reagan Meeting Room, Comfort Inn and Quality Inn
**Special Note: For members not staying at the Comfort Inn or Quality Inn, breakfast is not included with your conference registration and the hotels ask that you not eat without paying.

Cover of the Triangle Tour book

Optional Post-Conference Tour


Time on Your Own, Saturday

6:00 p.m.
—Meet at the famous White Fence Farm in Joliet. On your way there, you may wish to stop at places along the Lincoln Highway, the Fabyan Villa just east of Geneva is highly recommended!

Sunday, June 27th

Optional Post-Conference Triangle Tour Continues