Trick or Treat – Halloween, Oct 31

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A huge THANKS to ALL our participating Candy Stops!

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I WANT CANDY – Candy Stop Map

Don’t forget to enjoy our fantastic Food Vendors:

Adams Family Foods

and

Rick’s Grill on Wheels!!!

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace to Host Night Sky Program

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
News Release

For Release: Immediate
Contact: Park Ranger Jennie Jones or Park Ranger Natalie Barber
Phone: 270-358-3137

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace to Host Night Sky Program

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP will be hosting a Night Sky Program Friday, October 7, from 8:00 – 9:30 pm Eastern Time at the Knob Creek Boyhood Home Unit.

Dr. Mark Pitts and Dr. Marco Ciocca from the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Eastern Kentucky University will be conducting the evening activities. The program will begin with a short talk and explanation on the use of star charts to explore the night sky. Visitors will then have the opportunity to view celestial bodies through telescopes provided by EKU. A new moon will allow for dark skies and viewing of fainter objects such as nebulae, clusters, and the Milky Way.

Kids can take their stargazing experience to another level by creating their own universe out of Galaxy Dough and marbles (while supplies last).

Hot apple cider will be provided during the program.

The Knob Creek unit is located 7 miles northeast of Hodgenville, KY on US Highway 31E at 7120 Bardstown Road.

In the event of inclimate weather, the program will be rescheduled for Friday, October 14, from 8:00 – 9:30 pm Eastern Time.

Visitors must bring a flashlight, wear comfortable, appropriate clothing and sturdy walking shoes. Everyone is encouraged to arrive and park before 8:00 pm to “maintain dark skies” for good viewing.

The event is free and open to the public. For questions, call the park at 270-358-3137.

For more information on the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, visit the park’s website at: http://www.nps.gov/abli or the park’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LincolnBirthplaceNPS

-NPS-

September 21, 2016

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

2995 Lincoln Farm Road
Hodgenville, KY 42748

(P) 270/358-3137
(F) 270/358-3874

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Returns to Summer Park Hours

National Park Service

U.S. Department of the Interior

 

 

    2995 Lincoln Farm Road

Hodgenville, KY   42748

 

(P) 270/358-3137

(F) 270/358-3874

 

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

News Release


Contact: Stacy Humphreys

For Release: Immediate

Phone: 270-358-3137

 

 Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Returns to Summer Park Hours

 

Summer hours are currently in effect at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.  The Birthplace Unit is open daily from 8:00am to 6:45pm and the Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek is open daily from 8:30am to 4:30pm.  Summer hours will run through Monday, September 5, 2016.

 

During the Summer season, the park will offer free Ranger-led walks and talks at the Birthplace and Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek every day.  A schedule of the offered programs is available online on the park’s website and at the Birthplace Visitors Center.  New featured programing includes living history programs offered at the Boyhood Home Unit starting the weekend of June 4, 2016 as well as a Pottery Program on the following Saturdays:  June 4th, July 2nd, August 6th from 10:00am to 3:00pm.  A special “Photographing Butterflies” program will be offered on Saturday, June 18th and August 13th from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek.  Visitors who attend all programs are encouraged to bring water, bug spray, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes.  All programs are free and open to the public.

 

For more information on the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, visit the park’s website at: http://www.nps.gov/abli or the park’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LincolnBirthplaceNPS

 

-NPS-

 

June 1, 2016

Light Up Hodgenville!

Light Up HodgenvilleJoin us at Light Up Hodgenville on Lincoln Square!

Kick-off the Christmas Season with this favorite community tradition of lighting the town Christmas Tree and the displays with Christmas at Creekfront. You never know…Santa might even swing by!

Shop Local at Holiday Open Houses

The Chamber encourages you to SHOP LOCAL this weekend with local businesses
during Holiday Open Houses
Friday and Saturday, Nov 20-21

Special thanks to our participating businesses:

Abraham Lincoln Elementary Christmas Bazaar, Shirley’s Fabric Shop, MAM Candy, Stormie’s Stitches, Lee’s Garden Center, Nancy’s Gifts & Flowers, Campbellsville University Cosmetology, ArtGypsy, Garrett’s Jewlery, Melanie Wells Photography, Blazin Xpressions, Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market, The Lincoln Museum, LaRue County Herald News, Cedar Creek Antiques & Vintage, and Vaughn House Flowers Gifts & More.

 

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Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek – Reopens Saturday

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

2995 Lincoln Farm Road
Hodgenville, KY 42748

(P) 270/358-3137
(F) 270/358-3874
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
News Release
For Release: Immediate
Contact: Stacy Humphreys
Phone: 270-358-3137
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace to Reopen Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is reopening the Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek starting the weekend of October 17, 2015. The site will be open to visitors every day from 8:30am to 4:30pm starting Saturday, October 17, 2015. It will be staffed by Park Rangers on Saturdays and Sundays only during the month of October.

The reopening of the site comes after a year-long project that saw many improvements at the site. Visitors will find a new ADA-accessible restroom facility along with new sidewalks, improved landscaping, and an expanded parking area.

“We are pleased to announce the reopening of the Knob Creek unit,” said Acting Superintendent David Wyrick. “We want to invite everyone to come and experience this wonderful part of our park. This has been a long time coming and the staff is proud to open this phase of the project to the public”

For more information on the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, visit the park’s website at: http://www.nps.gov/abli or the park’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LincolnBirthplaceNPS

-NPS-

Trick or Treat on Lincoln Square

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Trick or Treat on Lincoln Square

Saturday, October 31st

Costume Contest 4:30pm
Trick or Treat 5:00pm-7:00pm

Candy Stop Info for Businesses

2015 Costume Contest Application

Volunteer at the State Fair

 

Summer has us gearing up to promote Hodgenville/LaRue County at the 2015 Kentucky State Fair, August 20th-30th. We are currently making plans and recruiting volunteers for our Pride of the Counties booth. This year volunteers will be given free admission to the fair and free parking and t-shirts to wear while they are promoting our great county! Last year, 1,641 people registered for the tourist family fun passes and enjoyed six days of Lincoln look-alikes. Don’t miss the fun and contact the Chamber Office, 270-358-3411,  to volunteer by July 31st.

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National Park Service Launches Kentucky National Park Pentathlon

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
News Release
For Immediate Release:
Contact: Stacy Humphreys
Phone: 270-358-3137

 
National Park Service Launches Kentucky National Park Pentathlon

Hodgenville, Kentucky: This week, National Park Service (NPS) launched the Kentucky National Park Pentathlon, inviting those who visit all five NPS sites in the state to earn a special free commemorative patch. The Pentathlon is in recognition of the NPS 2016 Centennial.

“The National Park Service was created 100 years ago to protect America’s national treasures and provide opportunities for people to enjoy and understand them,” said Stan Austin, NPS Southeast Regional Director. “During the NPS Centennial we encourage everyone to find a park that has special meaning to them and enjoy what it has to offer..”

Pentathlon participants can earn the commemorative patch by visiting all five Kentucky national parks by April 2017, and participating at a least one activity at each park. Kentucky has all or part of five national park sites within its borders.

• Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park (Larue County) includes the country’s first memorial to Lincoln, built with donations from young and old, and enshrines the symbolic birthplace cabin. For over a century people from around the world have come to rural Central Kentucky to honor the humble beginnings of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. His early life on Kentucky’s frontier shaped his character and prepared him to lead the nation through Civil War.
• Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area (McCreary County) encompasses 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic features and has been developed to provide visitors with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities.
• Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (Bell and Harlan Counties) provided the first great gateway to the west. The buffalo, the Native American, the longhunter, the pioneer – all traveled this route through the mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky. Modern day explorers and travelers continue to explore this great gateway and the many miles of trails and scenic features found in the park.
• The Fort Heiman unit of Fort Donelson National Battlefield (Calloway County) and the rest of the area played a critical role in the Civil War.. After the fall of Fort Donelson, the South was forced to give up southern Kentucky and much of Middle and West Tennessee. The Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers, and railroads in the area, became vital Federal supply lines. Nashville was developed into a huge supply depot for the Union army in the west. The heartland of the Confederacy was opened, and the Federals would press on until the “Union” became a fact once more.
• Mammoth Cave National Park (Edmonson, Hart, and Barren Counties) preserves the cave system and a part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. This is the world’s longest known cave system, with more than 400 miles explored. Early guide Stephen Bishop called the cave a “grand, gloomy and peculiar place,” but its vast chambers and complex labyrinths have earned its name – Mammoth.

Possible activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding, canoeing, camping, volunteering, attending a ranger-led tour/presentation, bird-watching, visiting a park’s museum, seeing park’s film or any other activity available at the parks. Participants can do the same activity at all five parks or try something different at each location.

“This is a great opportunity for people to find their park in Kentucky” said Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Superintendent Bill Justice. “2016 is also the centennial of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. This is a great year to learn more about Lincoln’s life in Kentucky and the first memorial to Lincoln.”

For more information on the Kentucky National Parks Pentathlon call Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park at 270-358-3137.

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About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s more than 400 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.
July 13, 2015

The Lincoln Museum ranks #2!

Congratulations to The Lincoln Museum!

Louisville.com recently published an article naming The Lincoln Museum as one of the top “What To Do” sites in Kentucky. The Museum ranks #2 in a list compiled by the writers of a new website “Explore Kentucky”.

Check it out! The Lincoln Museum ranks #2!