Kentucky Historical Society
Experience “A Day with Lincoln” at the Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky’s sixteenth president and native son will be the focus of “A Day with Lincoln,” scheduled for Saturday, November 14, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
This event is held in conjunction with the 27th annual Kentucky Book Fair and will feature presentations by authors as well as a noon luncheon with guest James L. Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer. The schedule of events for Saturday includes:
- 9:15 a.m. – presentation by Jane Gentry, Joe Survant, Richard Taylor, and Frederick Smock regarding Abraham Lincoln of Kentucky. This Lincoln book is in honor of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial and features a collection of original poetry and prose by four of Kentucky’s Poets Laureate.
- 10:30 a.m. – presentation by Raymond Bial, author of Where Lincoln Walked.
- Noon luncheon – featuring James L. Swanson. For ticket information, contact Julia Curry at the Kentucky Historical Society at 502-564-1792.
- 2:30 p.m. – presentation by Lawrence Lee Hewitt, author of Lincoln and Kentucky’s Confederate Officers.
All presentations are free and open to the public. The luncheon cost is $32.00, which includes a copy of James L. Swanson’s book Manhunt. Reservations are required and must be purchased in advance by calling Julia Curry at 502-564-1792.
Swanson will also sign his book at the Kentucky Book Fair, Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
The Kentucky Book Fair is sponsored by The State Journal, Frankfort’s daily newspaper, and cosponsored by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives and the University Press of Kentucky. Most of the profits are donated to school and public libraries in Kentucky.