Appearances

Fraker has made over 100 appearances since publication of "Lincoln’s Ladder to the Presidency: The Eighth Judicial Circuit" in October of 2012. Among these are appearances on nationwide NPR and public television.

These include a wide variety of venues such as:

  • The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
  • Chicago's Abraham Lincoln Book Shop
  • The Harvard Club of Boston
  • Kenosha's Civil War Museum
  • The Lincoln Forum in Gettysburg

Guy's 2017 presentations included numerious appearances around Central Illinois, including Lincoln College. He appeared in Chicago, at the Caxton Club and the Chicago Museum of History. He spoke at the Lincoln Forum in Gettysburg.

Date/Time Venue Program
January 2018
January 12
11:30 am
CSPAN3
Panel at Lincoln Forum
recorded Nov 18, 2017
Fraker on Panel
Lincoln's Friends
February 2018
February 5
11:45 am
Bloomington Kiwanis Club
Biaggi's Restaurant
1501 N. Veterans Parkway
Bloomington, IL
Images of Lincoln's Eighth Judicial Circuit
February 7
12:30 pm
History 296 - Scott Rager
Heartland Community College
1500 W. Raab Road
Normal, IL
The Significance of Bloomington and McLean in Lincoln's Rise
February 8
11:30 am
Letitia Green Stevenson Chapter D.A.R.
The Ozark House
704 Macgregor
Bloomington, IL
Riding the Circuit with Lincoln and the D.A.R.
February 11
6:00 pm
ALPLM - James Cornelius
Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL
Images of Lincoln's Eighth Judicial Circuit (in the context of the Bicentennial)

The presentation is the keynote of the annual Lincoln Symposium, which continues the next day
February 12
8:30 am
Painter Lecture Series
Lincoln Home and Looking for Lincoln
Lincoln Home Visitors Center
426 S. 7th Street
Springfield, IL
A panel by the authors of the four books in the L for L series, Brian Andreason, Guy Fraker, and Ericka Holst
February 17
2:00 pm
Lincoln Log Cabin Foundation
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site
Visitors Center
402 South Lincoln Highway Road
Lerna, IL
Images of Lincoln's Eighth Judicial Circuit
February 27
6:00 pm
Edgar County Lincoln Day Dinner
Step Station
14793 1200th Rd
Paris, IL
Paris' role in Lincoln's Legal and Political Careers - Ericka Harold will also appear on the program
March 2018
March 1
8:30 am
Prairie State Conservation
Coalition Conference

Starved Rock State Park Lodge
Utica, IL
Why We Do What We Do
(Natural Area Preservation)
April 2018
April 10
7:00 pm
Westminster Forum
Westminster Village
S. Mercer (formally at 2025 E. Lincoln)
Bloomington, IL
Images of Lincoln's Eighth Judicial Circuit
April 11
6:00 pm
DeKalb County Historical and Genealogical Society
DeKalb County Community Foundation
The Depot
475 DeKalb Ave.
Sycamore, IL
Images of Lincoln's Eighth Judicial Circuit
April 14
2:00 pm
Lincoln Fellowship of Wisconsin Annual Meeting
Lincoln Tallman House
440 N. Jackson
Janesville, WI
Images of Lincoln's Eighth Judicial Circuit
April 17
5:30 pm
Sangamon County Historical Society
Springfield Lincoln Library
326 S. 7th Street
Springfield, IL
The Places and People that Put Lincoln in the White House
April 26
11:30 am
ALPLM Volunteers Annual Field Trip
Ozark House
704 McGregor
Bloomington, IL
Bloomington: Lincoln's Second City
May 2018
May 5
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
State Farm Retirees Association Bus Tour - Eastern Part of the Eighth Judicial Circuit
May 10
7:00 pm
El Paso District Library and Woodford County Historical Society
El Paso District Library
149 W. First Street
El Paso, IL
Images of Lincoln's Eighth Judicial Circuit
May 19
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Springfield Civil War Roundtable
Dedication of Benjamin P. Thomas Civil Memorial Library
1101 W. College, Illinois College
Jacksonville, IL
What Benjamin Thomas Means to Me
July 2018
July 22
1:00 pm
Lincoln's Festival
McLean County History Museum
200 N. Main
Bloomington, IL
Images of Lincoln's Eighth Judicial Circuit
August 2018
August 27
All Day Private Tour
Dave Wiegers/ George Buss

100 Miles of the Western Half of the Lincoln Circuit
September 2018
September 7
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lincoln Land Comm. College
Meet @ Springfield Penney Parking Lot
Springfield, IL
Bus Tour: Western Part of Lincoln"s Circuit
October 2018
October 9
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Alliance of National Heritage Areas
McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main
Bloomington, IL
Images of Lincoln"s Eighth Judicial Circuit
October 15
10:30 am
Leadership McLean County
McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main
Bloomington, IL
Images of Lincoln's Eighth Judicial Circuit
December 2018
December 4
11:30 am
Lincoln Group of DC.
Maggiano's-Chevy Chase
5333 Wisc. Ave.
Washington, DC
Lincoln's Ladder to the Presidency-The 8th Judicial Circuit
March 2019
March 4
7:30 pm
Shakespeare Club
Farmer City Public Library
109 E. Green St.
Farmer City, IL
The Lincoln Douglas Debates
August 2019
August 29
ALPLM Volunteers
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Multi-purpose Room
112 N. 6th St.
Springfield, IL
Lincoln's Eighth Jidicial Circuit

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