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  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

    Cushaw Harvest Festival

    • Time: 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Living Historical Farm
    • Fees: Fees apply
    Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Celebrating the harvest of the Lincoln Cushaw Squash with a contest for "Heaviest", "Most Mature Seeds", and "Best Cushaw Pie".

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  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

    Lincoln in Public Memory

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 AM
    • Location: Vincennes University/Jasper Campus
    • Fees: Colloquium Registration Fees
    Friday, October 7, 2016

    National Memorials within the National Park System.

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Lincoln Day wreath laying ceremony
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War at Nancy Hanks Lincoln's Gravesite.


Ceremonies to honor Abraham Lincoln and his mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, have long been a tradition at the site. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, these consisted of reunions by veterans of the GAR. Beginning in the 1920s, the Boonville Press Club began sponsoring annual programs. Initially held at the pavilion that was built near the gravesite of Nancy Hanks Lincoln in 1909, the ceremony was later moved to the memorial building. Regardless of the location, though, an integral part of every program has been a walk, or pilgrimage, to the gravesite on the hill.

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