Historian to speak at Lincoln Day program

LINCOLN CITY — Lincoln historian and author Bill Bartlet will be the featured speaker at the annual Lincoln Day program at 2 p.m. CT Sunday, Feb. 10, in the Abraham Lincoln Hall of Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.

Bartelt is a former employee of Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and is the author of “There I Grew Up: Remembering Abraham Lincoln’s Indiana Youth.” He will be speaking about his current research on the “Lincoln Inquiry” conducted by the Southwestern Indiana Historical Society to document Lincoln history in the 1920s.

The 2019 Lincoln Day program will include presentation of the colors by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, special music and other ceremonial activities to honor the memory of Abraham Lincoln and his family. Following the indoor program, the traditional pilgrimage to the gravesite of Nancy Hanks Lincoln for a wreath laying ceremony will be held.  All are invited to a reception in the Nancy Hanks Lincoln Hall at the conclusion of the program. 

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial preserves the Indiana farm where Abraham Lincoln lived for 14 years (from 1816 to 1830) and the site where his mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, is buried. The Memorial is located eight miles south of Interstate 64 on State Road 162, adjacent to Lincoln State Park.

For more information, contact the park office at 812-937-4541.

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