Abraham Lincoln Birthday Commemoration

Monday, February 12, 2024

Please join us in Hodgenville as we celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s 215th Birthday on Monday, February 12, 2024.

The annual Lincoln Days Celebration Luncheon commemorating the birth of Abraham Lincoln will be Monday, February 12, 2024 in The Lincoln Museum Community Room (56 Lincoln Square) from 12 noon to 1 pm.

Tickets are $15.00 and must be purchased in advance as seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased at the Lincoln Museum (66 Lincoln Square). The museum is open daily; call (270) 358-3163 for more information.


Stuart W. Sanders will be the guest speaker. Sanders is the author of five books, including Perryville Under Fire: The Aftermath of Kentucky’s Largest Civil War Battle, The Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky, Maney’s Confederate Brigade at the Battle of Perryville, Murder on the Ohio Belle, and Anatomy of a Duel: Secession, Civil War, and the Evolution of Kentucky Violence. Sanders has written for a wide range of magazines, journals, and anthologies and his guest columns about Kentucky history have appeared in more than fifty newspapers across the region. He is also the author of the e-book, Lincoln’s Confederate Little Sister: Emilie Todd Helm. He is the former executive director of the Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association and now serves as the Director of Research and Publications for the Kentucky Historical Society.

The program will also include the presentation of the Richard Burks Award, a delicious meal, and is a great opportunity to gather and commemorate the birthday of President Abraham Lincoln.

Other activities that day include a wreath laying ceremony in downtown Hodgenville at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Presidential statue. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park will also host a wreath laying ceremony at 10:00 a.m. and will illuminate the park’s Memorial Building at 6 p.m.

The public is invited to attend these ceremonies to honor President Lincoln’s 215th birthday.

For more information, email [email protected] or call Lincoln Days at (270) 358-8710.

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