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Lincoln’s Birthday and Nancy Hanks

Lincoln’s Birthday and Nancy Hanks

In honor of Lincoln’s Birthday, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on his mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln. After all, without Nancy Hanks, we wouldn't be celebrating Lincoln's Birthday! I was first introduced to this poem in junior high school. While I don’t remember whether or not we were required to memorize it, I do know that, many decades later, I still ....

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World Wide Knit in Public Day? Knitting at Lincoln’s New Salem June 18, 2016

Summer at Lincoln's New Salem is a very busy time!   But Saturday, June 18 will be even busier than usual!   That's the day of this year's Summer Festival and for the FIRST TIME, this year the historic site will be a host site for World Wide Knit in Public Day!   Everybody is welcome to come and join in the knitting fun! Of course, knitting in the 1830s was not a ....

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