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Posted: 3/17/2015

HARDIN COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM TO SPONSOR THE LINCOLNS IN KENTUCKY AND A GALA PREMIER FUNDRAISER AT THE STATE THEATRE IN ELIZABETHTOWN

On Tuesday night, March 10, the Board of Directors of the Hardin County Historical Museum unanimously voted to become a major sponsor of the Witnessing History production, “I Remember the Old Home Very Well:” The Lincolns in Kentucky, and to sponsor a gala premier of the production at the beautiful, restored State Theatre in downtown Elizabethtown in the Fall of 2015 as a fundraiser. The sponsorship is being made possible by the generosity of a number of citizens of Elizabethtown and Hardin County, whose contributions will make it possible for the Hardin County History Museum to be a sponsor. The Lincolns in Kentucky will be broadcast widely on Kentucky Educational Television and on cable networks in the United States and overseas; it is the first comprehensive documentary film on the Lincoln family in Kentucky, from the first entry of Captain Abraham Lincoln into Kentucky in 1779 until his seven-year old grandson, Abraham Lincoln, leaves the State for Indiana in 1816.

“The action taken is important not only to the production of The Lincolns in Kentucky, but as a commitment of the citizens of Elizabethtown and Hardin County to honor their remarkable history,” said Sandy Rogers, the Chair of the Museum Board. “Abraham Lincoln’s father and mother, Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln, spent their first years of married life in Elizabethtown and the future president was born in what was then Hardin County. Even while the Lincolns lived in rural Hardin County, Elizabethtown was always the center of their economic and social lives. Abraham Lincoln’s grandmother, Bathsheba Lincoln, lived and is buried just north of town and his stepmother, Sarah Bush Johnston, came from Elizabethtown and married his widower father here.”

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.

 

New Hardin County History Museum Facebook Page New Hardin County History Museum Facebook Page
Posted: 2/5/2015

Feel free to visit the New Hardin County History Museum Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hardin-County-Ky-History-Museum/335240320014489

 

 

DECEMBER 27, 1862 REMEMBERED DECEMBER 27, 1862 REMEMBERED
Posted: 8/25/2012

FILMED FOOTAGE OF THE OCTOBER 2012
BATTLE OF ELIZABETHTOWN MONUMENT DEDICATION AVAILABLE ON DEMAND FOR VIEWING 
IN THE HCHM 2ND FLOOR AUDITORIUM
Special Guest Speaker
DR. JAMES A. RAMAGE
Author of
Rebel Raider: Life of General John Hunt Morgan


 

 

LIMITED EDITION
Posted: 12/17/2009

HARDIN COUNTY HISTORIC PLAYING CARDS

AVAILABLE AT THE MUSEUM GIFT SHOP

The front of each card features a prominent figure, location or organization from Hardin County's rich history. The back of each card features the museum logo. Each of the cards was sponsored by a local organization or individual.

The packaging and cards are styled after Victorian Era playing cards.

Price for each deck is $10.00 plus tax.

 

 

Museum Hours
Posted: 6/29/2009

Museum Open

10 AM to 2 PM

Tuesday thru Saturday

OTHER HOURS and SPECIAL GUIDED TOURS AVAILABLE BY CALLING MUSEUM AT 270-763-8339


For more information about group or school tours contact Elvin Smith, Jr. at (270) 735-3570 or email: elvinsmithjr@windstream.net

 

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