Department of Parks
Historical Presentation of 1860 Presidential Debates At Waveland Oct. 14
Lexington, Ky. – Waveland State Historic Site will host “The Presidential Debate of 1860” on Sunday, Oct. 14, from
The debaters will be Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Ron Elliott; Stephen A. Douglas, portrayed by C. Donald Hagy; John C. Breckinridge, portrayed by Steve Bowling; John Bell portrayed by Keith Boson; and as moderator, Governor Beriah Magoffin of Kentucky, portrayed by Ron D. Bryant.
This dramatic compilation of some of the most important debates in American history is free to the public. Refreshments will be available.
For more information, call Waveland at 859-272-3611. Waveland Historic site is located off Nicholasville Road, just past the Man O’ War intersection.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov