The VFW Post 1756 welcomes you and your guests to view our facility, and learn about room rental opportunities that are available for corporate events, training, receptions, annual meetings, speakers or conferences.

Booking Your Event  
The Freedom Hall Events Center may be rented by contacting, the Facility Manager, Ms. Michelle K. Ramlow at  217-480-0057 or, yncramlow@yahoo.com.
The hall may be rented Monday through Saturday from 8:00 A.M. until 1:00 A.M. and Sundays until 8:00 P.M.
Payment of your rental fee in full is required two weeks prior to the event.  The security deposit will be returned after the function if there are no damages or additional fees accessed.

Set-up and Clean-up


Provided the hall is available the day prior to your event, you may decorate the day before. On the day of your event, you will be able to access the facility at 11:00 A.M. and have free access for the duration of your event. 


No open flames are allowed in the building of any kind.  No thumbtacks or double stick tape is allowed on the walls or ceiling. You are responsible for all clean up and removal of all debris by 12:00, Noon the following day unless otherwise stipulated by Facility Management. Hall must be swept and spillages mopped clean.  Please plan your rental hours accordingly.




We are located at 915 5th St., Lincoln, Il 62656, directly across from the Postville Courthouse.  We have ample FREE parking.



Weddings:  $500 + $100 Refundable deposit
Please call for other events as rates vary per event 


Recurring or usage for less than a day:  Please call Ms. Ramlow for details


 Outside Caterers may be used at the facility.     


 Alcoholic Beverages


You may NOT provide your own alcohol under any circumstances.  All alcohol must be purchased from The Foxhole Pub & Grub, as they hold the liquor license. There is $10 per hour fee for a bartender, not included in any other mentioned fee.  Please contact Mrs. Alecia Sutton to discuss further details.    217-651-8665

 You have rented the hall for a private party, as such, a Bartender MUST be present upstairs for the duration of your event. 

Cancellation of Event

Although cancellations are sometimes necessary, the following guidelines apply: if the event is cancelled 10 calendar days prior to the scheduled use date, you will receive a refund of 80%; if the event is cancelled less than 10 calendar days prior to the scheduled use date, you will receive no refund.

History of the property

Deskins Tavern

On this site Dr. John Deskins erected a tavern in 1836. Abraham Lincoln, David Davis, and other lawyers frequently stayed overnight here while the Eighth Judicial Court was in session at the Postville Court House. The judge, lawyers, litigants, witnesses, jurors and prisoners often shared the same dining table.

By renting our Hall, you are supporting local Veterans.
Please contact us at 217-480-0057