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Contact: Sandy Brue, 270-358-3137
New Park Orientation Film
Abraham Lincoln: The Kentucky Years will premier in honor of the 2009 bicentennial celebration. This new orientation film, produced in high definition, will be shown in the Visitor Center of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site beginning in early February. With footage from both the Birthplace and the Knob Creek Farm sites, this film explores the early life of Lincoln’s ancestors who migrated to Kentucky from Virginia. The story is enriched with input from noted historians discussing life on the Kentucky frontier that influenced Abraham Lincoln during the first seven years of his life. The inclusion of the Knob Creek site, the first place Lincoln remembered living, where he and his sister first attended school, where a third child was born and died, and where young Abraham lived in the midst of slavery, provides a broader picture of Lincoln's Kentucky life and the strong influence it had upon our 16th President.
This 12 minute film was produced by Kentucky Educational Television with funding assistance through the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Bicentennial Commission. The National Park Service has provided closed captioning and audio description to ensure the film meets all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Admission to the park, the Visitor Center and the film is free. Abraham Lincoln: The Kentucky Years will be shown on the hour and half-hour daily between 8 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.