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2009 Speaker Series at Lincoln Boyhood NM

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

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On Sunday, April 19, 2009, at 2:00 p.m., Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will host the first of several special speakers who have been invited to the park this year as part of the observation of the Lincoln Bicentennial. Mr. Seth Bongartz, of Hildene, the Home of Robert Todd Lincoln, will begin the series by discussing Robert Todd Lincoln and his efforts to preserve his famous father’s legacy. The public is invited to attend the program which will be held in the Abraham Lincoln Hall at the park’s Memorial Visitor Center.

Future speakers in the series will include Erin Mast, the Curator of President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington D.C., on May 17; Jennifer Shook, Artistic Director of the Caffeine Theater in Chicago, who will present a program entitled, “Abraham Lincoln in Contemporary Theater and Popular Culture,” on May 31; Jessica Michna, who impersonates Mary Todd Lincoln, on June 14; Mr. Ron White, Lincoln scholar and author of the most recent Lincoln biography, on July 3; and staff from the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, who will discuss the famous poet’s biography of Lincoln, on August 2. All programs will be at 2:00pm CDT and are open to the public.

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is located off of Indiana Highway 162 in Lincoln City, Indiana. Admission to the park, which includes the Lincoln Living Historical Farm, is $3.00 per person, age 17 and older, with a maximum charge of $5.00 per family. The receipt for admission is good for a period of seven days from the date of purchase. There is no charge for visitors who present an Interagency Pass, a Senior Pass, an Access Pass, or an Annual Lincoln Boyhood Park Pass. The passports may be purchased at the park. For more information, please call the park at 812-937-4541.


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