Abraham Lincoln



Documents from the first three decades of Abraham Lincoln's life are now available online for the public to access. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum said Thursday that it's the first release as part of its Papers of Abraham Lincoln project.

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A nonprofit entrusted to turn a Lexington-area mansion tied to Abraham Lincoln into a museum is considering selling it.

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Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will visit Louisville next month at the end of a U.S. tour.

Their visit on March 20 will focus on the links between health and the environment. Prince Charles has long been an advocate for sustainability, andpublished a book in 2010 about humanity’s disconnect with nature.

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Wednesday marks the 205th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.

Several activities are planned at the Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville, KY.  As a part of the commemoration, Lincoln historian Carl Howell will donate an artifact to the park – the grave marker for Abraham Lincoln’s only brother – Thomas Junior – who died in infancy. 


If you want to know more about Abraham Lincoln in the Commonwealth, there's an app for that. The Kentucky Historical Society has released a free app guiding users along a statewide tour of all of Abraham Lincoln's Kentucky connections. It maps out his birthplace, his wife's childhood home and other significant Civil War sites.

Our Lincoln: New Perspectives on Lincoln and His World 

edited by Eric Foner

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