Park to host Labor Day program

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By Linda Ireland

The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will host a Bicentennial celebration on Labor Day, Sept. 7.

Music will be provided by Anne Milligan. Living history presentations will be provided by costumed interpreters from Frazier International History Museum at 11 a.m. by Eric Franz; and 2 p.m. by Zoe Jackson.

Franz portrays Lincoln, reflecting on his life up to his election as an Illinois State Representative.

Jackson portrays Mary Chestnut, “one of the South’s most articulate women during the Civil War.” Her presentation is “Mary Chestnut: Life for a Woman from the South during the American Civil War.”

There is no admission charged to the park or the programs. The programs will be held on the Memorial Building steps. In case of rain, activities will be moved indoors to the auditorium in the visitor’s center.

For more information, call Stephen Brown at 358-3137 or e-mail Stephen_A_Brown@nps.gov.