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    Lincoln Boyhood

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Quilt hanging in the cloister of the Memorial Visitor Center

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Wildflowers on the Bed:

Quilt Show at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Springtime is a beautiful time of the year at the park. The forest explodes in color as it wakes up from winter's slumber. It certainly gives cause to celebrate!

From Saturday, April 12 to May 11, 2014 visitors to the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will have an opportunity to view beautiful quilts on display in the Nancy Hanks Lincoln Hall.

In the 1800s, when the Lincoln family lived here, quilts were often made out of necessity and were a functional item for the sole purpose of keeping warm. Sewing and needlework were the basis of a girl's education and were fundamental skills for being a wife and mother. The legacy and art of quilting was passed down from generation to generation.

Come and enjoy several beautiful flower themed quilts as we celebrate the coming of spring and wildflowers.

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is located off of Indiana Highway 162 in Lincoln City, Indiana. Admission to the park, which includes the Lincoln Living Historical Farm, is $3.00 per person, age 17 and older, with a maximum charge of $5.00 per family. The receipt for admission is good for a period of seven days from the date of purchase. There is no charge for visitors who present an Interagency Pass, a Senior Pass, an Access Pass, or an Annual Lincoln Boyhood Park Pass. The passports may be purchased at the park. For more information, please call the park at 812-937-4541.

Did You Know?

Fredrick Law Olmsted, Jr. (center)

The memorial landscape design was conceived of by noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. He envisioned a memorial of strength and simplicity, sentiment and reason. He wanted the memorial to remain simple, so as not to overwhelm the "familiar associations" of the area with the Lincolns.