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Kentucky's Bicentennial Celebration of Abraham Lincoln

Community Outreach Programs

Several Lincoln-related community outreach programs are available in the commonwealth. They include:

Kentucky Humanities Council's Chautauqua Performances

Lincoln-oriented Chautauqua character performances portraying Abraham Lincoln, Emilie Todd Helm, Margaret Garner and Henry Clay are available from the Kentucky Humanities Council.

Kentucky Historical Society's Museum Theatre

Kentucky Historical Society Museum Theatre -- Productions include Back to the Bluegrass: Mary Todd Comes Home, which introduces students to the wife of one of America's greatest presidents and explores how an educated but emotional woman tried to cope with the tensions of being Abraham Lincoln's first lady.  For more information, contact Greg Hardison at greg.hardison@ky.gov

"Mary Goes to School" Educational Program

This program brings first person interpretation of Mary Todd Lincoln directly to 4th and 5th graders across Kentucky. Grants are available to fund visits to ANY school in Kentucky.  The program is funded by Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, and the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.   For further information please call 233-9999 or download the application packet. Mary Goes to School Grant Application

Kentucky Historical Society's HistoryMobile

Kentucky Historical Society HistoryMobile -- This 300-square-foot exhibit inside a tractor-trailer is currently journeying throughout the commonwealth. The traveling museum's new "Kentucky's Abraham Lincoln" exhibit tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's connections to his native state. To request more information or to schedule a HistoryMobile visit, contact: David Whealdon at (502) 564-1792 ext. 4503 or (502) 226-0802 or david.whealdon@ky.gov.

Kentucky Historical Society's Museums-to-Go

Kentucky Historical Society Museums-to-Go -- this portable five-panel Lincoln exhibit is now available for community venues and will be featured at Kentucky’s Lincoln sites. To get more information about booking a Lincoln Museums-to-Go exhibit for your location, contact Warren Greer at (502) 564-1792 ext 4478 or at Warren.Greer@ky.gov.

 

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