By: Katrina Newell
This is a beautiful statue of the late Abraham Lincoln located in Springfield Kentucky at the museum called “Lincoln Legacy Museum in the 1816 Courthouse.” This museum is a truly historic site, that provides details about the life of Abraham Lincoln and provides details about his ancestors, his Kentucky roots, his life in Indiana and Illinois and how details about his presidency. Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky although his parents lived in Springfield Kentucky for thirty years; where they dated and later married. His father worked in the woodworking industry. His parents were Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks who molded Lincoln to become the 16th President of the United States of America.
President Lincoln only had about 18 months of formal schooling and practiced law without a degree. He never belonged to an organized church, but read his bible every day. This statue honors the legacy of the president and of his ancestors. If you have the chance to visit the museum, you will find his parents’ original marriage bond and certificate of return stored in the archives. The museum is located at 111 North Cross Main Street, Springfield, Kentucky 40069. I felt this article was interesting and was not aware that this statue of him and the museum existed until i did some research. That’s why sometimes forced assignments are great!