Mark your calendars for these exciting upcoming events in February!
February 11 — Julius Marks Elementary School will be having a history fair, judged by LHM staff and volunteers.
February 12, 8:45am — Northern Elementary will be having a history fair, judged by LHM staff and volunteers.
February 12, 6:00pm — Window on the War exhibit opening, reception, and lecture; come celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday with the opening of our new Civil War exhibit, and make sure to attend the reception, which will feature foods that Mary Todd Lincoln served both before and while she was First Lady. After the reception, there will be a lecture presented by Donna McCreary, about Mary Todd, “the Quintessential Hostess.”
February 19th, 7:30pm — An Evening With Your History presents “Women of Camp Nelson,” presented by Shirley Hayden.
February 21st, 12:00pm-2:00pm — Play Date With History celebrates Lincoln’s 200th birthday and the opening of Window on the War. Children will learn what it was like to grow up during the Civil War, and will get a chance to make drums, clothespin soldiers, and paper dolls.
February 21st, 1:00pm-4:00pm — Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council Lincoln Bicentennial patch event; Girl Scouts can come celebrate Lincoln’s birthday and learn about the president’s early years in Kentucky. They will get a chance to write with a quill pen, make a Lincoln puppet, go on a scavenger hunt, enjoy refreshments from the 1860s, meet Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln, and much more. A National Park interpreter will be there to give a presentation about Lincoln and his boyhood home, and girls will get to see a log-splitting and spinning demonstration. This event is open to Girl Scouts only, and they will earn the Council’s Lincoln Bicentennial patch.
February 28th, 9:30am-12:30pm — Students from area schools will compete in the 3rd Annual Fayette County History Fair.