On February 12th, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks in a one-room log cabin on Sinking Springs Farm, in southeast Hardin County, Kentucky (now part of LaRue County), making him the first president born outside the original Thirteen Colonies.
|As part of the nationwide celebration of the Lincoln Bicentennial, the Lexington History Museum invites you to attend the exhibit opening of Window on the War at 6:00pm tonight for a special reception, featuring foods made by Mary Todd Lincoln while she was First Lady. If you are present between 6:00pm and 6:45pm, you may see one of the original volumes of the Peter Diary – something rarely seen outside the University of Kentucky Archives. Also, don’t miss the Special Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial “An Evening with Our History” presentation at 7:30 p.m. Learn about Mary Todd, “the Quintessential Hostess”, a special presentation by Donna McCreary, author of Lincoln’s Table: A President’s Culinary Journey from Cabin to Cosmopolitan and Fashionable First Lady: The Victorian Wardrobe of Mary Lincoln.|