February 4 Special Exhibit: Lincoln the Athlete

• FEBRUARY 4, 2018 from 1– 5 p.m. •

The Lincoln Museum invites you to the opening of a special exhibit focusing on Abraham Lincoln’s experiences as a wrestler and athlete. To date, Lincoln is the only U.S. president to be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Lincoln’s athletic abilities were frequently on display during his political campaigns and presidency.  Editorials and posters featured him jumping hurdles of split-rail fences and trouncing his opponents on the baseball field  and even the boxing ring.

His athleticism was an enduring subject during his life in politics and continues to inspire sporting events even today.

Hodgenville’s annual railsplitting contest is one of two such annual events in the nation. Our Lincoln Days festival offers a “Railsplitter Run” which offers athletes of all ages a chance to compete in 5K and 10K challenges alongside students in LaRue County’s Track & Field programs.

Join us as we also cheer on the LaRue County Mat Hawks as they embark on their journey to the State Wrestling Tournament. Enjoy a display of wrestling materials chronicling the sport’s history in LaRue County.

The event is free and all are welcome!