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The Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site will celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday with a special event on Saturday, Feb. 9. with history and refreshments.

The free party, a tradition at the site since 1973, runs 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The celebration will begin with a presentation at 1:00 p.m. in the House of Representative chamber.

Vandalia Statehouse is the oldest surviving capitol building in Illinois. It served as the state capitol from 1836 to 1839. It is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and is located at 315 W. Gallatin St., Vandalia, IL 62471

For more information call the Statehouse at 618-283-1161