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Friday, September 16, 2011

Lincoln Homestead State Park - Kentucky

Good morning,

We finally arrived at the Lincoln Homestead after following signs from the highway to get here.  We are so glad we did this.   
This is where the parents of President Abraham Lincoln, Nancy Hanks and Thomas Lincoln, met and were married. 
There are signs throughout with information about the family.
I just love these museums where we are able to walk inside the homes and see items of the times displayed.

 The ladies boots on the right are very small. 
 The fireplace, of course, was the center of the home for heat and cooking.
 These old shoes are in remarkably good condition.
 This is one of many spinning wheels on the property. 

Tomorrow I'll share the images of another house on the property where I could go to the second floor.  There was a loom and spinning wheel there.  It appeared the loom was used by the park rangers for demonstrations. 

Enjoy!

Lois


11 comments:

Marit Johanne said...

Once more you are sharing wonderful things you see on your trips. It is very interesting to see and read about these old homes. And even more when they are the homes of such important historical persons.

Jan n Jer said...

Thanks for sharing...I love old homesteads like this! Great pics!

Lynette said...

Wonderful photos and information on today's post. Thanks.

grammie g said...

Hi Lois...I wonder if we would be willing to love that modest today??
The wheel in the photo I believe is a knitty knotty...to wind yarn on to make the twisted skeins??
Love this post ..like I said before places I will never get to visit thanks so much for sharing these!!
Have a good one
Grace

Judy said...

Thanks for sharing these...We stopped in Kentucky a few years ago, but I don't think we visited this place.

Maple Lane said...

I'm really enjoying your pictures! Thanks!

Montanagirl said...

Terrific series of photos, Lois. Good work!

Diana said...

This is so cool Lois. I love anything "Lincoln". I so loved going to Springfield and visiting his home. I did it twice! Nice photos.
Love Di ♥

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Lois, been enjoying the tour and history too.

Elaine said...

Interesting tour. I really like seeing places like this, and it's even more interesting because it was Lincoln's parents who lived here.

Rose said...

I hope some day Roger and I can get down there...I don't know why these places appeal to me so much but they do.