Videos from the 2018 Lincoln Highway Conference

A video covering the highlights of the 2018 Lincoln Highway Conference in Iselin, New Jersey is now up on YouTube, courtesy of Prairie Rivers of Iowa. The video contains footage of various talks, banquets, and tours.

Ernie Schirmer’s talk on early 20th Century road construction is available as a separate video.

And you can view his slides:

New award recognizing coast-to-coast travel over Lincoln Highway

Lincoln Highway Association announces new award program recognizing completion of coast-to-coast travel over the Lincoln Highway

The Board of Directors of the Lincoln Highway Association (LHA) approved the initiation of a new recognition program called The Bernie Queneau Coast-To-Coast Lincoln Highway Recognition Award at its board meeting on February 13, 2014. The new program provides a means for recognizing individuals who have traveled the entire distance of the Lincoln Highway. A certificate of achievement and a commemorative pin will be issued by the LHA to those who qualify for the award based upon successful processing of the application form designed for this purpose.

Anyone who has traveled the entire route is eligible. To apply for the award, fill out the application form and mail it, along with supporting materials, to the address indicated on the form for processing. There is no application fee or deadline for submission. As many applications as possible will be completed by the review committee in time to announce the names of recipients during the Annual Conference in Tooele, Utah the week of June 17–21, 2014.

Future applications can be submitted and awards issued at any time during the year, but only those applications received by April 30 will be announced at that year’s Annual Conference.

Many Lincoln Highway enthusiasts have already completed the coast-to-coast travel. This is a significant achievement which warrants recognition in a special way through this program. The recognition program is also intended to inspire others to consider such an adventure as a way of enriching their Lincoln Highway experience.

Bernie Queneau Coast-to-Coast Lincoln Highway Recognition Award — Application Form

For more information, contact:

John Jackson

Edited on September 23, 2014 to reflect the fact that the award was renamed in honor of Bernie Queneau and on January 24, 2019 to update contact information.

Lincoln Highway celebrates its centennial

In case you missed the excitement, the Lincoln Highway Association held a highly successful 100th Anniversary conference and cross-country tour earlier this month. And the press coverage was great!

Coverage of the 2012 Lincoln Highway Conference

Lincoln Highway Digital Image Collection

Back in 1937, the original Lincoln Highway Association donated its archive to the University of Michigan. The archive is now held in the university’s Special Collections Library. In 2007, the library finished digitizing every photograph in the archive, over 3,000 of them, and placed them online. You can browse the collection and search over the captions of the photos.

2012 National Lincoln Highway Conference in Canton, Ohio

Two organizations will join forces to showcase Ohio’s portion of America’s first coast-to-coast road next June. The Ohio chapters of the national Lincoln Highway Association and the official Ohio Lincoln Highway Historic Byway are planning to bring over 200 visitors to the McKinley Grand Hotel in Canton, Ohio for a week of lectures, seminars, day-long road trips, banquets and other evening activities, all draped with the theme of Pathways & Presidents and celebrating the Lincoln Highway.

The annual conference is held each year somewhere along the corridor from New York to San Francisco. This last summer, Lake Tahoe dazzled attendees with their local culture and history, and two years ago Dixon, Illinois, birthplace of Ronald Reagan, hosted the week-long conference.

The conference will begin Monday, June 18, providing something for everybody. Plans are for a special welcome reception open to anyone wishing to have answers about the historic road, and there will be a special Marmon automobile exhibit one day of the conference. Attendees are from all over the United States and the world, and usually leave with much more knowledge of the early automobile era and this famous highway, and about this area of the country.

According to conference organizer Jim Cassler, there will be additional tours focusing on Ohio’s Amish Country, a train trip on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and a trip to the National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio honoring Lincoln Highway co-founder, Henry Joy, who was also president of Packard Motors. Presidential activities will include Canton’s First Ladies National Historic Site, while a trip to Marion will highlight Warren Harding’s involvement in the early highway.

Anyone interested in learning more may visit or for general history of the highway. You may follow breaking information on Facebook as well. Registration information will be available there at a later date.

Contact: Mike Hocker, Executive Director
Ohio Lincoln Highway Historic Byway
Voice: (419) 468-6773
Fax: (419) 468-5139