Lincoln’s 214th Birthday Celebration

Abraham Lincoln Birthday Commemoration
Sunday, February 12, 2023

Please join us in Hodgenville as we celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s 214th Birthday on Sunday, February 12, 2023.


Lincoln Days Celebration will commemorate the 214th birthday of Abraham Lincoln at its annual Lincoln Luncheon on Sunday, February 12, 2023, with doors opening at 12:30 pm, followed by lunch at 1 p.m. The luncheon will be held at The Woman’s Club of Hodgenville, 19 Lincoln Square, Hodgenville, Kentucky.

Tickets are $15 a person and can be purchased in advance at The Lincoln Museum (66 Lincoln Square, Hodgenville, call (270) 358-3163 for details). Advanced ticket purchases are recommended. The luncheon will feature a traditional made-from-scratch “Sunday Dinner” prepared by Lincoln Days Celebration volunteers.

The luncheon will feature an address from Catherine Bragraw, Superintendent of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville. Bragaw has served as Superintendent since 2019. Her tenure with the National Park Service is noted for excellence in interpretation and education operations, civic engagement, and public outreach.

The luncheon will also feature the presentation of The Richard Burks Lincoln Heritage Award. This award is presented annually to a specific individual, group or organization in recognition of significant contributions which have added to the understanding of the heritage of LaRue County and to the perpetuation of the ideals and traditions of Abraham Lincoln and the Lincoln Days Celebration.

Richard Burks Award Winner - Woman's Club of Hodgenville

Members of the Woman’s Club of Hodgenville at the 2022 luncheon accepting the Richard Burks Award.

Lincoln Days Celebration Food Drive
February 12-March 12, 2023

Food DriveIn recognition of Abraham Lincoln’s 214th birthday, the Lincoln Days Celebration board of directors is hosting a food drive to support LaRue Countians who are facing hunger.

LaRue County has two food pantries: Hope Food Pantry organized by the United Methodist Church in Hodgenville and Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry organized by Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Magnolia.

Donations of canned and non-perishable foods will start on Friday, February 12, 2023 continue through Friday, March 12, 2023.

Suggested items for donation include the following canned and non-perishable food items:

  • Canned soups
  • Canned fish
  • Canned fruit
  • Peanut butter
  • Cake mixes

Please be sure to check expiration dates and use by dates on items donated to ensure their safe usage.

Drop-Off Locations (starting Feb. 12)

The Lincoln Museum
66 Lincoln Square, Hodgenville
(270) 358-3163 – Open Mon-Sat, 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday Noon to 4 pm

The Sweet Shoppe
100 S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville
Phone: (270) 358-0424 – Open Mon-Sat, 10 am to 6 pm


10 a.m. — Wreath Laying
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hodgenville, KY

12 Noon — Wreath Laying
Lincoln Square, Hodgenville, KY

1 PM — Lincoln Days Luncheon
(Doors open at 12:30 p.m.)
Woman’s Club of Hodgenville, 19 Lincoln Square
Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase at the Lincoln Museum.
Seating is limited. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance.

The Lincoln Museum at (270) 358-3163. Learn more about the Museum.