Women on the Frontier

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Date: August 10, 2007

Women’s Life in the 19th Century

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site invites everyone, especially families with children to explore the life ways and challenges of women who lived in rural frontier Kentucky. Women such as Nancy Hanks Lincoln, although perhaps illiterate, would possess skills and knowledge that provided substance and medicine for her family. 

Saturday afternoon

Beginning 1 PM

July 14

July 21

July 28 and

 August 4, 2007

The park planted a garden in the back fields where the Lincolns would have grown corn and pumpkins.  This presentation will provide information about the  herbs planted and how Nancy Hanks Lincoln might have used these herbs more for medicinal purposes than for cooking.

Savannah Bryant, who will begin her student teaching this fall, joins the summer staff of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site.  She will present this program in period costume which offers visitors the opportunity to visit the garden and experience life in the 19th century.

Families will be able to learn about and experience life ways for women and the challenges of living and caring for a family on the Kentucky frontier reaching back to the time when young Abraham and Sarah Lincoln and Austin Gollaher were living and playing at Knob Creek Farm.

All programs are free.  Activities will begin at 1 PM.  Visitors should bring water and insect repellent although there will be bottled water for sale.

For questions or comments, please contact, Sandy Brue, 270-358-3137 or e-mail us.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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