Frazier Exhibit Recalls Troubled Times of Mary Todd Lincoln

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 […]

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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 […]

Lincoln Birthplace Building To Close For Renovation

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 […]

Louisville Lincoln Memorial To Be Dedicated Thursday

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 […]

New Penny To Be Introduced At KY Lincoln Celebration

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 […]