The following is the second of a two-part article on the significance of religious symbolism at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Indiana, symbolism that the National Park Service has largely overlooked. The author, Richard Sellars, was a historian for the National Park Service for three decades.
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Why has the National Park Service largely overlooked the religious symbolism at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial?
Fall is officially here in the northern hemisphere, and for many travelers that means getting outdoors to enjoy the weather—and some fall color. Most of us are familiar with areas that are justifiably famous for their annual display of red and yellow leaves, so here are a few suggestions for some lesser-known options.
While the 200th anniversary of President Lincoln's birth has passed us by, that doesn't mean you still can't help preserve not just his memory but places in the National Park System tied to Honest Abe.
This park includes a unique visitor center and an excellent living history program, but before it was added to the National Park System, it was primarily known as a memorial to the mother of one of our most famous presidents. Mom still gets plenty of respect, but her son is now the focus in a small park that has lots to offer.
Tomorrow is the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. If you’re up to snuff on your Lincolnalia, you’ll do just fine on this week’s quiz. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll make you recite the Gettysburg Address backwards.
There's no rest for the weary—especially if they're involved in planning and managing special events in the nation's capital. With the inauguration behind us later today, those folks can now focus on the Lincoln Bicentennial, and there will be plenty to do at a number of NPS sites, in and outside of Washington. D.C.
If you're near Lincoln City, Indiana, this weekend, you might want to swing by the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial to mark Mother's Day.