The Museum provides educational and cultural programs while exploring and educating visitors on Logan’s life and legacy.
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John A. Logan was one of General Grant’s favorite officers and remained his lifelong friend. Mark Twain found him to be a “mighty stirring” public speaker. Logan was also one of Illinois’ most powerful senators. He supported Slavery in the South but after the Civil War became a staunch advocate for African American Civil Rights. In addition, John A. Logan founded Memorial Day as a national holiday. He is even named in the Illinois State Song along with Lincoln and Grant. Despite all of this, not many people today know the important part Logan played in American history.