The Boy Lincoln Sculpture Dedication and Unveiling Ceremony
Hundreds of visitors to Hodgenville and LaRue County attended the dedication of The Boy Lincoln, a bronze sculpture by Daub-Firmin-Hendrickson Sculpture Group, on Saturday, May 31. The Lincoln Heritage Trail Passport Program was unveiled that same day.
Other activities included presentations by the sculptors, Chautuaqua performances, children's activities, and a cake and punch reception.
The Kentucky Historical Society's HistoryMobile and C-SPAN's Campaign 2008 bus were both on-site for the day's events.
The Boy Lincoln Celebration and Dedication was presented by the City of Hodgenville; LaRue County; Preservation of Lincoln’s Kentucky Heritage, Inc.; the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission; the Kentucky Arts Council; the Kentucky Heritage Council and the Kentucky Historical Society.
About The Boy Lincoln Sculpture:
The Daub-Firmin-Hendrickson in-the-round sculpture portrays Abraham Lincoln shortly before his eighth birthday, leaning against an old tree trunk on his family farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky. He is ready a copy of Webster’s Elementary Spelling-book, and has a linen satchel filled with ears of corn, a fishing pole and his dog “Honey” sitting attentively close by. The sculpture will be positioned on the Hodgenville Town Square so young Lincoln’s gaze is into the face of himself: a seated portrait of President Lincoln done by Adolph A. Weinman, dedicated on May 31, 1909. The Boy Lincoln sculpture was funded by the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and the Kentucky Arts Council.