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Lexington Lincoln Days

2019 Lexington Lincoln Days

Dates: November 20-24, 2019 

Theme: Henry Clay’s influence on Abraham Lincoln


· Wednesday, Nov. 20 @ 7:15 pm

Kentucky Theater:  $7

     -   Showing 1940 classic movie:

          “Abe Lincoln in Illinois”   

          starring Raymond Massey


· Thursday, Nov. 21 @ 6 pm

Lexington Public Library Farish Theater (downtown):  Free

     - Speakers/Presenters:

  1. Witnessing History: video on Lincoln’s Kentucky youth 
  2. Dr. John E. Kleber’s address on “Clay’s influence on Lincoln

· Friday, Nov. 22 

Ashland (The Henry Clay Estate):  Regular tour rates apply

     - Tours dealing with Clay and Lincoln - a special tour will be given by Eric   Brooks, Curator at Ashland at 1:30 pm.


· Saturday, Nov. 23 (10 am – 2 pm)

VisitLEX Visitor’s Center @ the renovated old courthouse:  Free

      - Activities:

  1. Display of Lincoln’s pocket watch
  2. Kentucky Historical Society traveling Lincoln display 
  3. Downtown Lincoln related walking tour 
  4. Civil War reenactors 
  5. Lexington Explorium - activities for kids
  6. Mary Todd Lincoln House – pose with a photographic cutout of the Lincolns wearing mid-19th century costume accessories.


· Sunday, Nov. 24 

Second Presbyterian Church (commemorating his attendance on November 25, 1847)

  1. Forum presentation on Lincoln’s Second Inaugural address
  2. Reading of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural address during services

Partners:  LEX History Tours, Lexington History Museum, Kentucky Historical Society, Witnessing History, VisitLEX, Mary Todd Lincoln House, Ashland (The Henry Clay Estate), Lexington Explorium, Lexington Public Library, Kentucky Theater, and Dr. John Kleber

Video of the 2019 Lexington Lincoln Days Press Conference:



2018 Lexington Lincoln Day

Lincoln Day Proclamation from Mayor Gray: