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November 2015 History Month November 2015 History Month
Posted: 11/10/2015

Hardin County Judge, Harry L. Berry declares November 2015 as History Month in Hardin County, Ky. 
Related Document: History Month Proclamation


Fall Fundraiser World Movie Premier and Gala Fall Fundraiser World Movie Premier and Gala
Posted: 3/17/2015

On Friday, 13 November 2015, beginning at 5:30pm, the Hardin County History Museum will host a Fall Fundraiser World Movie Premier and Gala at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown, KY. The World Movie Premier.  Taking more than eleven months to produce, “I remember the old home very well:” The Lincolns in Kentucky chronicles the years Abraham Lincoln’s family spent in Kentucky.  Using a wealth of original documents, many of which have never been published in any form before, and large numbers of which were uncovered during the production of the film, the story follows Captain Abraham Lincoln and his family’s settlement in Kentucky in 1781, Captain Lincoln’s tragic death in 1786, and the thirty-four years his son, Thomas, spent in the Commonwealth.  Nearly 100 actors and actresses appear in the film; scenes were filmed at fifteen locations in Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana.  You will feel the hardship and loss Thomas and his wife, Nancy Hanks, suffered due to disease and death while living and trying to raise a family in a state wracked by a land claims system that was chaotic.  They lived in simple one-room log cabins; their lives were like those referenced in Gray’s Elegy, “The short and simple acts of the poor.”  Yet, through all their travails, Thomas and Nancy raised young Abraham Lincoln, with a strong sense of humility, integrity and industry, as well as a pride in the fact that he was a Kentuckian, an identity about which he never failed to remind everyone he knew. The Hardin County History Museum joins a stellar and ever increasing number of sponsors of The Lincolns in Kentucky, including the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, The Springfield, Kentucky Tourism Board, the Citizens of LaRue County (the LaRue County Fiscal Court), Dupree Financial Group, and the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville.

The Gala event package will include Dinner, Cash Bar, Historic Entertainment, Live Auction, Silent Auction, Celebrity Guests, Meet and Greet, and Movie. Tickets go on sale 15 September 2015, Cost for the movie only is $10.00 per person, The full Gala event package is $50,00. Tickets are available at the Hardin County History Museum, Historic State Theater, and at the door. Attire is business dress. Those who have received an invitation must RSVP by 07 November. Don't wait to the last minute, seating is limited to only 175.   

Related Document: World Movie Premier


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