What life was like before electricity?

LINCOLN CITY — In today’s modern world, people use electricity to help them deal with the longer hours of darkness that come with winter. But what was it like for pioneers like the Lincolns in the 1820s?

On Saturday, Nov. 17, visitors will have an opportunity to find out when interpreters and volunteers at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will staff the cabin from 5 to 8 p.m. Abraham Lincoln is said to have often read by the light of the fire in the fireplace.

The public is invited to come and see what that is like as well as enjoy such activities as spinning and storytelling — all within the atmosphere of a cabin illuminated by candles and lamps. 

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is located off of State Road 162 in Lincoln City. For more information, call the park at 812-937-4541.

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