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Saturday, January 19, 2013by millie.lange

Louisiana isn't the only state with French heritage to celebrate. Illinois has French roots of its own and they're being celebrated Saturday, January 19 at the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site near Charleston. Musician Dennis Stroughmatt will present a program at 1 p.m. on Illinois French Creole heritage using ancient French folktales, haunting ballards and foot-stomping fiddle tunes. The Albion native takes the audience on a fascinating trip through the Illinois Country and discusses the importance of preserving the language and music of the Illinois-Missouri French.

The program is co-sponsored by the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site and the Lincoln-Sargent Farm Foundation.