On September 5th and 6th, the park held its seventh annual living history event, “Walk Through Lincoln’s Life.”
Living history presenters stationed throughout the park provided demonstrations for 1,350 students from schools across the state. The event gave students an opportunity to gain an insight into the life experiences of Abraham Lincoln from his childhood to his presidency.
Local school teachers conducted a blab school for students while spinners demonstrated how to make thread and cloth and local musicians provided period music. The students also had the opportunity to meet and talk with living history presenters portraying Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln.
The event has continued to grow from its initial conception in 2006 as a single day event and has become an integral part of many teachers’ planning for their school year, as they view the event an opportunity to examine early Kentucky and United States history as well as exploring the life of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.