• The First Lincoln Memorial

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

    National Historical Park Kentucky

Upcoming Bicentennial Events

May 2008
May 11
Mother's Day Celebration, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Lincoln City, IN
The second in the National Lincoln Bicentennial Signature Event Series. This ceremony will be Indiana's kick-off for the state-wide Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration. For more information click here.

November 2008
Novemeber 19
Dedication Day Ceremony, Gettysburg, PA 145th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

January 2009
January 1
Anniversary of the Enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation
Issuance of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commemorative Coin

February 2009
February 2
Lincoln Birthday Gala and Premiere of Documentary, Looking for Lincoln, Washington, D.C.

February 12
Lincoln Memorial Rededication Series: Birthday Tribute and Wreath Laying Ceremony, Washington, D.C.

Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial National Teach-In: Linking students across the country to examine and reflect on Lincoln's legacy

Joint Meeting of Congress: A Congressional Tribute in Statuary Hall

Bicentennial Commemorative Coin Ceremony

Exhibition Opening and Reception: Lincoln, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (now through May 2009)

April 2009
April 12
Lincoln Memorial Rededication Series: Marian Anderson Tribute and Naturalization Ceremony, Washington, D.C.

April 16-18
Emancipation and Race in the Age of Lincoln Conference, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

May 2009
TBD
Poetry Out Loud: National Poetry Recitation Contest for Youth, Washington, D.C.

May 30
Lincoln Memorial Rededication Series: A Retrospective, Washington, D.C.

July 2009
July 3-5
Lincoln's Legacy: An International Conference, University of Oxford, UK

October 2009
TBD
Exhibition Opening of Library of Congress' Lincoln, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL (through mid-January 2010) (tenative dates)

February 2010
TBD
Exhibition Opening of Library of Congress' Lincoln, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN (through June 2010) (tentative dates)

September 2010
TBD
Exhibition Opening of Library of Congress' Lincoln, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA (through November 2010) (tentative dates)

Addtional programs are being planned throughout the nation. They include town hall meetings on equality, opportunity and race (2009), the premiere of a documentary of Lincoln sculptures, complementary exhibits on Lincoln and Juarez, and a poetry evening in Washington sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. The U.S. Mint will release four new penny designs and a commemorative Bicentennial coin. The U.S. Postal Service is expected to issue commemorative Bicentennial stamps. States and local communities across the nation will plan celebrations to mark the occasion.

To keep up to date, please visit the ALBC web site at www.abrahamlincoln200.org or call 202-707-6998 for more information.

Note: Events in BOLD are ALBC National Signature Events

Did You Know?

Picture of Knob Creek Farm the Boyhood Home of Abraham Lincoln from 1811 to 1816

The Lincolns did not own the Knob Creek Farm. They only leased 30 acres of land while trying to establish a clear title to the Sinking Spring Farm.