Notable Acquisitions at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

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Date: May 3, 2018

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial has recently received two new and unique items that greatly enrich the park story.  The first is a wooden desk believed to have been made by Thomas Lincoln. The desk was the property of the Jasper Desk Company for many years and was acquired by Jasper resident John Fierst in the early 1960s. As a fulfillment of their father’s wishes, Mr. Fierst’s family donated the desk to the park where it is now on display in the museum at the Memorial visitor center.
 
The second addition to the park is a brand new hand woven woolen rug for the Nancy Hanks Lincoln Memorial Hall. Hand made by a company in New Hampshire, the new rug is patterned after and replicates the original woolen rug as closely as possible in style, colors, and craftsmanship. The original rug, which had been in the hall since 1943, has been conserved and moved to museum storage where it will be protected from further deterioration.
 
The park is very excited about both of these new acquisitions and invites everyone to come and take a look. Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is located off of Indiana Highway 162 in Lincoln City, Indiana.  For more information, please call the park at 812-937-4541.
 



Last updated: May 3, 2018

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