'A Walk Through Lincoln's Life' draws large crowd

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By Linda Ireland

A large crowd of students, parents and volunteers visited Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site on Sept. 12 for “A Walk Through Lincoln’s Life.”

Several interpreters dressed in period costume provided living history demonstrations including a military encampment, the dulcimer, blacksmithing, weaving, basket making, yarn spinning and rail-splitting.

Stephen Brown, Education Specialist at the park, estimated 2,664 people attended the event – about 2,157 students, 200 teachers and parent volunteers, 39 performers and park volunteers and 270 visitors.

“I’m pleased that every student from Abraham Lincoln and Hodgenville elementaries was able to attend this year,” said Brown. Hardin County schools and home schools were also represented.

Lincoln was born at the site on Feb. 12, 1809, to Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln.