Harney Statue in Bloomington, IllinoisVisitors to the McLean County Museum of History may encounter a statue of Abraham Lincoln on the east lawn. The Lincoln Bench by sculptor Rick Harney offers great photo opportunities to pose beside a likeness of Illinois' favorite son. Lincoln knew this location well because he tried many cases in the second McLean County Courthouse which stood here from 1836 to 1868.
The bronze statue was unveiled in July 2000 during the 150th anniversary of Bloomington's incorporation. Mayor Judy Markowitz donated it to the city in honor of the Stern family.
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