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February 7, 2009

Lincoln: Bicentennial celebrated this year

America is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth this year.

Lincoln spent his boyhood, from age 7 to 21 years old, in Spencer County.

Feb. 12 through May 9: “With Malice Toward None,” the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition will be on display through May 9 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Here are some Indiana events celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial.

Feb. 12: Birthday Bash at the Indiana State House, Indianapolis. Lincoln appearance, Indiana Lincoln-related displays, educational contests and Lincoln Legacy projects.

Feb. 12: Birthday Celebration at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Lincoln City at 2 p.m. Wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of Nancy Hanks with guest speaker Dr. James Madison, an IU professor.

Feb. 19: Boxley Lecture Series with President Lincoln interpreter Fritz Klein at Sheridan Middle School Auditorium in Hamilton County at 6 p.m.

April 14: Abraham Lincoln Funeral Reenactment at the Rockport Courthouse in Spencer County, including reproduction of his casket, at noon, with activities into the night.

April 18: Presidential Ball at the Lawrence County Historical Society in Bedford. Call (812) 279-3561.

June 12: Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Plaza at Lincoln State Park in Spencer County. New public art to be unveiled to honor the years Lincoln spent in Indiana.

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