Kentucky Historical Society
“Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln” HistoryMobile Exhibit featured at the 2008 Kentucky State Fair
Frankfort, KY - Visitors to the 2008 Kentucky State Fair will have an opportunity to explore “Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln” when they visit the 300-square-foot exhibit housed in the HistoryMobile, an experience provided by the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS).
The Kentucky Historical Society's HistoryMobile is a mobile museum featuring exhibits on Kentucky history. The 300-square-foot exhibit, housed in a 45-foot tractor-trailer, explores Lincoln’s frontier childhood, his career from log house to the White House, and his struggles to end slavery and lead the nation through the Civil War. The HistoryMobile will visit communities and school campuses throughout the state during the next two years.
Since 1973, this program has presented a wide variety of exhibits on Kentucky history to at least one million Kentuckians, half of which have been students.
“We’re so excited about the opportunity to introduce Lincoln to both children and adults at the 2008 Kentucky State Fair,” said Kent Whitworth, executive director of KHS. “We’re going to give them an opportunity to learn about Lincoln’s many Kentucky connections and to have a lot of fun in the process.”
Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln is free with State Fair admission and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. August 14-23 and from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on August 24.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, 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, the Kentucky Military History Museum, and its headquarters, the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Since 1999, the thirty-million-dollar Center has welcomed more than one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web site.