Polo on the Galena Trail
Polo was a stop along the Galena Trail which took travelers from Peoria to Galena, Illinois. There are several sites of historical interest in Polo that are maintained by the Polo Historical Society. The society works to preserve and restore local historical landmarks and to impart an understanding of Polo's heritage through community outreach and education.
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Polo Historical Society to host Galena Trail and Coach Road Society's Annual Meeting

     The Galena Trail and Coach Road Society's Fifth Annual Meeting will be held in Polo on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at the Polo Historic Wedding Chapel on Division Street - Route 26. Del and Phyllis Tedrick, of Winnebago, and the Polo Community High School Drama Club will give a hsitroic program, "Presenting Memories of Abraham Lincoln."

     Mr. and Mrs. Tedrick, Civil War reenactors, will give a flavor of the Lincoln era with a unique costumed performance of life at the time of the Civil War. The PCHS Drama Club will present a taste of life the way it was when Abraham Loncoln visited Polo and Northern Illinois.

     The setting will be the newly restored Polo Historic Wedding Chapel formerly the abolitionist Presbyterian Church. You will hear about the role the church played during this most difficult time in our country.

     The event will start at 11:00 AM with lunch at 12:00 followed by the program at 1:00 PM.

     There will be displays depicting the Galena Trail and silent auction items for bidding.

     Tickets are $20.00 per person and the deadline for ticket purchases is April 14th.

     Tickets can be purchased from Kenneth Obendorf or the Polo Public Library. For more information call the Polo History Museum at 815-946-4142, or Blackhawk Waterways Convention & Visitor's Bureau at 815-946-2108.


Last Updated 04/04/08