Living la vida Lincoln


By Kathy Tretter

In honor of both President Abraham Lincoln’s 215 birthday and the 100th anniversary of an annual celebration at the Lincoln Boyhood Memorial in Spencer County, the Memorial hosted a weekend filled with events. 

On Friday night guests were invited to take a candlelight tour of the cabins on what had been the Lincoln family’s Indiana homestead. 

Re-enactors helped guests understand what life would have been like during the earliest years of Indiana statehood, when pioneers had to made do with whatever was available to them.

Saturday was dedicated to fun for children and the annual Lincoln Day celebration was held on Sunday. 

Read more on this story in this week’s issue of the Ferdinand News!

Featured Image & Below: Volunteer Greta Ratliff from the Louisville, Kentucky area demonstrates how meals would have been prepared, while her husband was outside manning the fire and sharing stories of the Lincoln family’s journey to Indiana.

A zoomed out view of the 19th century-esque kitchen that gave attendees a glimpse of what it was like living in the Lincoln household

Attendees stand outside the Lincoln Boyhood cabin to watch a demonstration