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Lincoln Legacy Museum

In Sacred Union

Springfield, Kentucky

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Springfield’s Hometown Hero
Abraham Lincoln
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FREE
Open to the public
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Lincoln Legacy Museum
111 N. Cross Main
Springfield, Kentucky 40069
859.336.5410

WHERE THE LINCOLN LEGACY BEGAN

The “Lincoln Legacy Museum” is about making connections. One is to bring our citizens the connection of this locality to historic American events. The other connection is one of the most beloved and well known presidents of the United States to Washington County. The Lincoln family and their relatives were a pioneer family in the truest sense. They came to Washington County looking for improvement of that dream of self and place, and in that same spirit moved on west. But from here, that dream, and a spark of genius, began with the marriage of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, which lead their son to rise to greatness and lead our country through one of its monumental periods. The connection of Washington County and its people to President Abraham Lincoln is firmly acknowledged and celbreated here. – John Downs, Museum Designer
See the film from the Lincoln Legacy Museum narrated by Peter Thomas.
Museum Hours

Mondays – Closed
Tuesdays – Closed
Wednesdays – Closed
Thursdays – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fridays – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturdays – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sundays – Noon to 4:00 pm
Lena Russell, Museum Coordinator, 859-336-5410 #1

IN SACRED UNION

A ten-foot sculpture of the sixteenth president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, was dedicated here in April 2009. The bronze sculpture is one of three created in Kentucky to honor Lincoln as part of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration. In Sacred Union commemorates Lincoln’s search for evidence of his partents’ marriage and the discover of their marriage records in Washington County thirteen years after his death.

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TRIVIA TEST

How much do you know about Abraham Lincoln and the Lincoln/Hanks Wedding?
Hover over the images to find the answers and visit the VIDEO GALLERY and LINCOLN LEGACY MUSEUM to learn more?
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Thomas Lincon & Richard Berry HOME
What two names appear on the marriage bond?
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1878 HOME
In what year did Abraham Lincoln’s friends locate the marriage bond?

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Hardin County, KY (Now Larue County)
What other county in Kentucky did Abraham Lincoln go searching for evidence that his parents were married?