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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 pm

Kentucky Theater:

     -  Movie showing: “Lincoln” 2012 movie 

  1. directed by Stephen Spielberg  
  2. starring Daniel Day-Lewis 

                    Admission:  $7

· Thursday, Nov. 21 @ 6 pm

Lexington Public Library Theater 

     - Speakers/Presenters:

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

                    Admission:  Free

· Friday, Nov. 22 during the day tours

Ashland (The Henry Clay Estate)

     - Tours dealing with Clay and Lincoln

                    Regular Tour rates apply

· Saturday, Nov. 23 (10 am – 2 pm)

VisitLEX Visitor’s Center @ the renovated old courthouse

  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.

                    Admission:  Free

· 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


2018 Lexington Lincoln Day

Lincoln Day Proclamation from Mayor Gray: