The Association of Lincoln Presenters will hold their annual conference in Lexington April 20-23. The Association anticipates about 50 Abraham Lincolns and 20 Mary Lincolns to attend from all over the U.S. Each day they will be dressed as President and Mrs. Lincoln. It is certainly an awesome site.
The group will be visiting various places in Frankfort and Lexington where Mary and Abraham Lincoln walked.
For the past 22 years we have met as a group all over the U.S always around the assassination date of April 14. The conference is designed to be educational for the ALP members. Speakers of note will address the group each evening.
On Friday, April 21 the Association will travel to Frankfort and spend time at the State Capitol and the Kentucky History Museum. Stuart Sanders of the Kentucky Historical Society will speak to the association in the Old Capitol. The group will eat lunch in the Old Governor’s Mansion.
Saturday morning, April 22 the Association will visit Camp Nelson in Jessamine County. A special Lincoln Funeral Memorial service will be performed with a 21 canon salute at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend the memorial. After lunch the group will travel to the Lexington Cemetery for a tour and another memorial service. The highlight of the day will be a visit to Mary Todd Lincoln House.
On Sunday the Association will hold a worship service at the Keepers House at Ashland and tour the home of Henry Clay.
It is indeed a lot of fun and a great opportunity to learn about the Lincolns.
ALP is extending an invitation to the public to join the Lincolns for dinner. On Saturday evening, April 22 a “Kentucky Buffet” will be served to members and guests ($40 per ticket) at the Clarion Hotel in Lexington. Entertainment will be an historical puppet show, “Punch and Judy”. The puppet show was a favorite of Lincoln and his family. Don and Sylvia Coffee of Frankfort will be playing period music and leading a Civil War Sing-A-Long.
That evening there is also a large silent auction with many Lincoln books and memorabilia items. The best part is that guests are free to talk to the Lincolns and have their image taken with the famous couple. Dinner tickets are $40 per person and $20 per child.
If you are interested in finding more about our conference and coming to dinner with the Lincolns please call Susan Miller at 859-885-7294 or email [email protected].