FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 27, 2004) – The Indiana History Train will visit five southern Indiana communities and Louisville over a three-week period in October.The event is sponsored in part by the Kentucky Historical Society.At the TARC Union Station in Louisville, the train will be available for tours from Friday, October 8 through Sunday, October 10.On Friday, only youth and group tours will be available from to ; public tours will be available from to on Saturday and Sunday.Tours are free.
The train, consisting of three 65-foot renovated Amtrak freight cars, features a traveling exhibition, The Faces of Lincoln, designed by Weintrait and Associates of Indianapolis, which includes a documentary video about Lincoln’s life in Indiana.Once on board, visitors hear about early photography and America’s love of Lincoln.The exhibition includes many images from the Indiana Historical Society’sLincoln collections, purchased in January 2003, and information about the many ways his image was created and manipulated during and after his lifetime.
An educational tent will be set up outside near the train to display photographs from the Lincoln collection, allowing participants to compare and contrast photographs from different eras to discover historical clues.They will also be allowed to vote for the favorite image.A hands-on timeline will review the 16th president’s life.Other activities will also be available.
Small, temporary “depots” will be set up at each of the communities to include sponsor booths, hands-on activities, photographic opportunities with a Lincoln impersonator and Lincoln-related items for purchase.
For more information about the Indiana History Train, call (800) 447-1830.Limited space available for groups; please call to make reservations.
The Kentucky Historical Society, since 1836, has provided connections to the past, perspective on the present and inspiration for the future. KHS operates the Old State Capitol, KentuckyMilitaryHistoryMuseum and its five-year-old headquarters, the KentuckyHistoryCenter. Since 1999, the thirty-million dollar HistoryCenter has welcomed almost one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web at http://history.ky.gov or call (502) 564-1792.