Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

  • Constructed: 1944
  • Location: Lincoln City, Indiana

Located in Lincoln City, Indiana, the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial preserves and commemorates the farm site where a young Abraham Lincoln lived with his family from 1816 until 1830. The site includes a memorial building and park visitor center, Abraham Lincoln Hall. The space, which is also used for community events and weddings, contains 32 wooden pews, which were in need of maintenance.The Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa, as part of a 2015 HOPE Crew project, worked to restore the pews, and keep this space usable to visitors and the local community, and for future generations to learn about the early life of one of our most beloved presidents for years to come.

photo by: Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa

Corpsmembers restored 14 wooden pews in Abraham Lincoln Hall

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