Photos from Lincoln the Athlete special exhibit opening on Feb. 4

Lincoln the Athlete: Hometown Teams celebrates Lincoln’s life as wrestler and LaRue County Mat Hawks History

On Sunday, the Lincoln Museum opened a special, temporary exhibit focusing on Abraham Lincoln’s life as an athlete as part of the Hometown Teams Exhibit on display now in the Community Room in downtown Hodgenville.

“Lincoln: The Athlete” featured materials from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the Library of Congress, the Lincoln Days Art Collection, the Lincoln Museum library, and research gathered from Lincoln scholars across the nation.

The Lincoln exhibit will be on display at Hometown Teams through Saturday, Feb. 10.

Sunday’s event also commemorated Lincoln’s life as a wrestler and featured books, videos, and materials from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Hometown Teams also includes trophies, photos, and uniforms from LaRue County’s Mat Hawks wrestling program. The wrestling materials will be on display through Sunday, Feb. 24 when Hometown Teams closes and moves on to Flemingsburg.

The Hometown Teams exhibit is open Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.