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Abraham Lincoln

Photo above: Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park is one of the other parks around for the entire one hundred years of the National Park Service on its date of August 25, 1916, but in the War Department from July 1916 until reorganized into the Park Service in 1933. Right: Just one spectacular scene from Yellowstone National Park, the oldest National Park.


National Park Service 100th Anniversary

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace 100th Events

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP will be finalizing their 2016 events soon. For now, there are a few 2016 events on the calendar that may be considered part of the National Park Service's 100th Anniversary celebrations. Stop back for more info on time and place when they become available.

    2016 Events

    Centennial of the Park

    Date/Time: July 16-17, Various.
    Location: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP.
    Event: The park will host a weekend event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the park's existence. Living historians portraying four Presidents - Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower - who visited the park in the past as well as Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln Farm Association Board member Samuel Clemens will be in attendance. Events will be held throughout the weekend with the main event being held on Saturday, July 16 at 1:00 P.M. EDT.

    Centennial of the National Park Service

    Date/Time: August 27-28, Various
    Location: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP.
    Event: The park will host an event to observe the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Living historian portraying President Woodrow Wilson, who signed the Organic Act that created the National Park Service, and the park's Enabling Legislation will be on hand to meet and talk with visitors. A re-enactment of the signing of the park's Enabling Legislation and Organic Act will be held beginning at 2:00 P.M. EDT.

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