Posted on July 5, 2012
Enter the Visitors Center and the Living Historical Farm at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, and you are taken back – not only to a time in the life of a young pioneer who grew into a great president, but also to a time in 1962. After many years of interest in honoring and preserving the home of the Lincoln family and the gravesite of Nancy Hanks Lincoln, Congress authorized the creation of Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Indiana's first national park.
From July 7 -10, many will gather to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and you can join in the fun. This celebration, named 1962 Days, will feature a variety of family-friendly events including a classic car show, live music from the 60s, delicious food (ice cream and buffalo burgers!) and a re-dedication ceremony at the national park.
"President Roosevelt" will even be there, so make sure your camera batteries are charged!
View the complete list of the celebratory events here
, and also plan for lodging
during your visit to Indiana's first national park.
For more information on the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial or other area attractions, call the Spencer County Visitors Bureau at (888) 444-9252.