The Lincoln-Douglas Society of Freeport, Illinois

Honoring the rich legacy of the Lincoln-Douglas debates

History teaches us many important lessons. The Lincoln-Douglas Society focuses on these lessons, as they pertain to the famous and historically significant debates of 1858. Our goal? To preserve the heritage of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, foster a better understanding of their role in American history and in our local community, and promote the ideal of civilized public political discourse. Join us as we discuss…and indeed, debate…this benchmark in American political history.

As Lincoln said, the issues of that time will be discussed long after “these poor tongues of Judge Douglas and myself shall be silent.”