Due to the forecasted Winter Storm Warning the park will be closed to the public on Friday, December 6, to assure the safety of visitors and park staff. An assessment of conditions will be conducted Saturday morning, December 7.
Glenna Schroeder-Lein, author of the book Lincoln and Medicine, will be the featured speaker. The program will also include the presentation of the colors by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, special music, and other ceremonial activities. Following the indoor program, the traditional pilgrimage to the gravesite of Nancy Hanks Lincoln for a wreath laying ceremony will be held.