Two seventh-grade students from Palestine, Ill., were recently honored for a presentation on the surveying career of Abraham Lincoln. The students, Eric Holscher and Jacob Weaver, embarked on the project after Holscher visited the National Museum of Surveying in Springfield, Ill., on Lincoln’s birthday in February. Titled “Surveying the Land of Lincoln,” the presentation won the Crawford County History Fair award in March for placing Lincoln’s surveying career in the greater context of the impact on Illinois and American history.
The presentation is currently on display at the National Museum of Surveying in the NCEES Educational Theater room. For more information about the museum, visitwww.surveyingmuseum.org.