Quincy Community Theatre (“QCT”) announced today its lineup of theatre education classes for the Spring 2024 semester.
By REG ANKROM
Locals throughout the region like to think that Abraham Lincoln, Whig and Republican, lawyer, and two-time opponent of Quincyan Stephen A. Douglas for national political offices, was a frequent visitor.
It's little wonder that people of Central Illinois, where the Great Emancipator and martyred president had spent 29 years of his life, would want to claim some special connection to him.
Adams County, IL - In 2025, Adams County, Illinois, will proudly mark its 200th anniversary, and the Adams County Bicentennial Commission (ACBC) is thrilled to announce community-driven plans for a year-long celebration. To honor this significant occasion, throughout 2024, the ACBC would like to invite businesses, organizations and people to create, execute or participate in activities that commemorate the stories of our people and places to mark this historic occasion. All are committed to presenting a diverse and engaging celebration that reflects the rich tapestry of our County's collective history.
The Quincy Public Library Outreach Services department currently serves over 170 patrons in the Quincy area on a bi-weekly basis delivering to individual homes and community living centers.
The Quincy University School of Fine Arts and Communication will host a visit day on Saturday, Feb. 17. Students will have the opportunity to tour campus and meet with faculty. Students will have a chance to audition for music scholarships, share their art portfolios or participate in a communication workshop. All students who attend the event will be considered for scholarships.
Interested students can sign up at Quincy.edu/Visit. For more information, contact Dr. Christine Damm, Dean of Fine Arts/Communication at DammCh@Quincy.edu or 217-228-5432 ext. 3159.
Quincy Community Theatre celebrated its 2023 season Friday evening at the Atrium on Third. The evening began with a formal dinner, followed by the awards and recognition ceremony. Twenty volunteers were recognized for their contributions to the theatre.
Arts Quincy is excited to introduce a new offering to families through an expansion in its arts-in-education programming with “Grab & Go STEAM Kits!”
The free kits are available now at Quincy Children’s Museum, 115 N. 4th St. Supplies are limited.
Arts Quincy is excited to announce it is a recipient of $50,000 grant to be used towards an engineering study of a riverfront amphitheater. The grant was awarded by the Illinois Arts Council Agency from the Rebuild Illinois Capital Planning Fund. Several parties’ hard work, collaboration and dedication to supporting the revitalization of the riverfront have played an important role in this grant, including Arts Quincy, Quincy Riverfront Development Corporation and the City of Quincy.
Learn more about the 6th Lincoln-Douglas Debate and how it became the turning point in Lincoln’s political career, launching him on the path to the presidency. State-of-the-art videos and professional exhibits bring history to life. Exhibits include:
• A Slave Nation Exhibit
After more than a year of renovations, The Lincoln-Douglas Debate Interpretive Center reopened this past October. The center was also renamed as “The Lincoln Douglas Debate Museum.”
The museum is open to educate residents and visitors about the significance of the sixth Lincoln-Douglas Debate with state-of-the-art exhibits, displays and professional videos. Visitors learn how the event made an impact on a local and state level, but also on a national level as it became a turning point in Lincoln’s political career which launched him to the path to presidency.