Lincoln in Edgewater event (Past)

In the mid-1800s, the current Senn Park location was the site of “7-Mile House” (seven miles to downtown Chicago), a homestead and inn at which travelers might stop on their way to or from Chicago. Abraham Lincoln may have stopped there in 1860 during his first campaign for President and, for the past 25 years, Senn Park has been home to Charles Keck’s “The Young Lincoln” statue.

The Edgewater Historical Society is pleased to invite you to join Ald. Harry Osterman, retired Ald. Mary Ann Smith, DePaul University historian Mark Pohlad, and other elected officials and guests, to commemorate Lincoln in Edgewater on Friday, April 29, at 1 p.m. in Senn Park, 5887 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago. Light refreshments will be served.