August 22 and 23 Bicentennial Programs

Public Invited to August 22 and 23 Bicentennial Programs at Lincoln Home

National Historic Site Chief of Interpretation, Education, and Visitor Services Laura Gundrum announce that Lincoln Home National Historic Site will host the following programs, on August 22 and 23, to commemorate the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln.

All programs are free.

Saturday, August 22, 1:00 p.m.: He Lives Forever in the Hearts of his Countrymen: Abraham Lincoln in the National Park Service. Learn about National Parks that honor Abraham Lincoln’s life and legacy. See the unveiling of a new touch screen computer program, which highlights Lincoln-related sites throughout America. Meet in the Visitor Center.

Saturday, August 22, 2:00 p.m.: Prelude to a Presidency. Learn about Abraham Lincoln’s early political career and see how these experiences prepared him to become President of the United States. Meet in the Visitor Center’s Theater 1.

Sunday, August 23, 2:00 p.m.: Living in Lincoln’s Shadow. Discover how the house on the corner of 8th and Jackson Street went from Mr. Lincoln’s home to a National Park Service site. Meet in the Visitor Center’s Theater 1.

The national historic site’s Visitor Center, located at 426 South Seventh Street, Springfield, Illinois, is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Anyone wishing to obtain further information about these programs or other Bicentennial programs should contact Lincoln Home National Historic Site at 217-492-4150.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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