Lincoln Day 2018

Walk to Nancy Hanks Lincoln's Grave from Memorial Building during Lincoln Day event
Pilgrimage to Nancy Hanks Lincoln's Gravesite

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News Release Date: February 10, 2018

Performer and storyteller Mitch Capel will be the featured speaker at the annual Lincoln Day program on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Capel is known for his unique storytelling style and utilizes a great deal of poetry in his performances. His program, entitled “In Days Gone By” will visit the lives of African Americans from the days of slavery through the Civil War and Emancipation with an emphasis on their feeling about Abraham Lincoln. The program will begin at 2:00 p.m. (CST) and will be held in the Abraham Lincoln Hall of Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Lincoln City, Indiana.


The 2018 Lincoln Day program will include presentation of the colors by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, special music, and other ceremonial activities to honor the memory of Abraham Lincoln and his family. Following the indoor program, the traditional pilgrimage to the gravesite of Nancy Hanks Lincoln for a wreath laying ceremony will be held. This year will mark the 200th anniversary of the death of Lincoln’s mother. All are invited to a reception in the Nancy Hanks Lincoln Hall at the conclusion of the program.

Last updated: July 5, 2018

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