Menard County Tourism Council

Videos bring events back to life through the sights and sounds of a special occasion or story. Petersburg and Menard County are rich in history, from the life and times of Abraham Lincoln to present day. The videos involve local residents and businesses who share their stories. We’ll also document other Lincoln or history-related sites through the Looking for Lincoln project, like the Civil War Reenactment held in June by our friends in nearby Pike County. Our most recent video is one that showcases the many reasons to visit Menard County. Enjoy the movie!

Click on the links below to view the videos.


The latest videos


Harvest Fest Slide Show

See the slideshow from the 2015 Petersburg Harvest Fest held Sept. 18-19.


The Ann Rutledge Story

Local author Ray Montgomery shares his views of the life of Ann Rutledge and the relationship with Abraham Lincoln


Historic Marbold Farmstead

This video shows the many activities related to the restoration of this historic farmstead.



New Salem Fall Festival Video

Candlelight Tour at New Salem

50 Year History of Lake Petersburg (see aerial shots and original construction)

The Kelly Brothers Circus & Ring Barn

Floating the Beautiful Sangamon River

PREP Rally with Mark McDonald

2012 HarvestFest Commercial

Civil War Reenactment in Nearby Pittsfield

Others are in production