A new exhibit at Louisville’s Frazier History Museum includes documents that recall a turbulent chapter in the post-Washington life of Mary Todd Lincoln. It’s the first public display of the papers related to the former first lady’s commitment to an Illinois mental institution, an action initiated by her son. Frazier Curator of Collections Kelly Williams… Continue reading Frazier Exhibit Recalls Troubled Times of Mary Todd Lincoln
The Dow Jones plunged almost 200 points yesterday amid investor anxiety that Congress won’t pass a bill to raise the debt ceiling by August 2nd. The market rebounded slightly, and today House speaker John Boehner is trying to rally his caucus around a plan to raise the debt ceiling in two stages—one immediately, the second… Continue reading Today on Here and Now
The Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Larue County will close one of its buildings for renovations later this month. The Memorial Building, which houses a traditional Kentucky frontier cabin, will be closed to the public from September 28 until February of 2010. The renovations will include the replacement of the roof and windows, as… Continue reading Lincoln Birthplace Building To Close For Renovation
A dedication ceremony will be held this week for a new Abraham Lincoln memorial at Louisville’s Waterfront Park. The memorial includes a 12 foot sculpure of the 16th president and displays depicting the Kentucky native’s life, all created by local artist Ed Hamilton. The memorial was commissioned as part of the Lincoln Bicentennial celebration. Ashley… Continue reading Louisville Lincoln Memorial To Be Dedicated Thursday
On Thursday, the second of four Abraham Lincoln bicentennial pennies will be unveiled in Lincoln City, Indiana.
We know him as the Great Emancipator – leader who shepherded our country through one of the most tumultuous times in its history. But as it turns out, Abraham Lincoln might have experienced as much internal turmoil as he did political strife. Some experts speculate that Lincoln suffered from depression throughout his life. Listen to the Show
Ceremonies will be held across the country tomorrow to mark the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln. In Lincoln’s hometown of Hodgenville, a re-designed penny honoring the 16th president will be officially released into circulation. Greg Hernandez, spokesperson for the U.S. Mint, says: “On the tail side, there will be a log cabin image that will… Continue reading New Penny To Be Introduced At KY Lincoln Celebration