on sale for Kentucky's
'Salute to Lincoln' events
(February 2008) Award-winning journalist and Louisville
native Bob Edwards will lead A Kentucky Salute to Abraham Lincoln
on Monday, Feb. 11, at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville.
2007-Feb. 8: Forever Free: Abraham Lincolns Journey
to Emancipation, exhibit, Louisville Free Public Library.
Feb. 11: National Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Gala, Kentucky
Center for the Arts.
Feb. 21: Bite of History: Abraham Lincoln and
his Enduring Friendships with Joshua and James Speed, Bryan Bush.
Noon. Free. Frazier International Museum of History.
Feb. 21-April 4: Forever Free: Abraham Lincolns
Journey to Emancipation, exhibit, Ekstrom Library, University
Feb. 28: Living History Series-Michael Crutcher as Frederick
Douglass, 7 p.m. Admission charged. Frazier International Museum
February 2008: The Speeds, Abraham Lincoln and the
Civil War-One Louisville Familys Story exhibit. Farmington
historic home, Louisville.
Feb.-June 2008: Lincoln Presidency in Pictures
exhibit. Portland Museum.
March 20: Bite of History: Mysterious Abraham-A
Fresh Glimpse of Abraham Lincoln based on his Speeches and Writings,
Dr. Tom Owens. Noon. Free.
Sept. 27-Jan. 4, 2009: Liberty on the Border: A Civil
War Exhibit. Frazier International Museum of History.
Oct. 11-Nov. 1: Three-week educational program at Farmington.
May 2009: Unveiling of new Lincoln statue by Ed Hamilton.
The evening will feature a musical and dramatic tribute
to Lincoln, celebrating his life and spirit through music, song, and
oratory. The Louisville Orchestra will perform with acclaimed soprano
Angela Brown. Capping the program is a performance of Lincoln
Seen and Heard by award-winning actor Sam Waterston and Lincoln
scholar Harold Holzer.
Kentucky sculptor Ed Hamilton will display a replica of his new Lincoln
statue, which will be unveiled on the Louisville Waterfront Park in
2009. Visitors will also have the opportunity to view a model of a new
statue planned for Hodgenville, Kentucky. Lincoln quilts, art, official
bicentennial merchandise, and information on Kentuckys Lincoln
sites and the Lincoln Heritage Trail will also be available in the Centers
The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and cost
$50 per person or $10 for students. To purchase tickets by phone, call
(502) 584-7777 or online at www.kentuckycenter.org/ticketing/. Tickets
are also available by visiting the Centers box office, located
in the second-floor main lobby at 501 W. Main St., Louisville.
This Salute to Lincoln evening event in Louisville is followed the next
morning Feb. 12 by official opening ceremonies of
the National Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commemoration. Opening ceremonies
will be held at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
in Hodgenville. This event is free and open to the public. The program
begins at 10:30 a.m., and the site will be open to the public from 7
a.m. to 4 p.m. Bus transportation to the site will be provided from
area parking lots.
Featured invited guests for the kick-off ceremonies include President
George W. Bush, Gov. Steven L. Beshear, Pulitzer-Prize-winner Doris
Kearns Goodwin, and Waterston, best known for his television role as
an attorney on the TV show "Law and Order."
"Kentuckys Abraham Lincoln, the Kentucky Historical
Societys HistoryMobile exhibit, will debut at the kick-off event
in Hodgenville. Representatives from Kentuckys Lincoln sites will
be present and Lincoln-related art and merchandise will also be on-site.
For more information about upcoming Lincoln events in
Kentucky, visit the Kentucky Bicentennial Commissions website
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