(LINCOLN CITY) - A musical play about President Lincoln's Indiana boyhood offers a chance for the public to learn about the country's 16th president and experience Lincoln State Park at the same time.
"A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale" runs Wednesday to Saturdays evenings at 7:30 p.m. CDT with a matinee on Wednesday, June 26, at 2 p.m. CDT, at Lincoln Amphitheatre in the park.
The outdoor drama tells President Lincoln's Indiana boyhood stories on the grounds where he grew up nearly 200 years ago. It was in Indiana where Lincoln studied by candlelight, received his one year of formal education, took two flatboat trips to New Orleans, and suffered the deaths of both his beloved mother and sister.
The play was written and is directed by Ken Jones, the resident playwright for Northern Kentucky University. The two-act musical has an original score of 10 songs.
In addition to the play, visitors to Lincoln State Park can enjoy the many outdoor recreation opportunities the nearly 1,800-acre property offers, including more than 12 miles of hiking trails, a lake for boating, fishing and swimming, a nature center with exhibits and programs and camping.
Guests can top off their trip with a visit to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Plaza inside the park, dedicated in 2009 as part of the commemoration Lincoln's 200th birthday, and drive across the road to explore Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, operated by the National Park Service.
Overnight accommodations at Lincoln include campsites, cottages and cabins. Reservations can be made at Camp.IN.Gov or 1-866-6CAMPIN (1-866-622-6746).
For more information about tickets and Lincoln Amphitheatre's 2013 season, visit LincolnAmphitheatre.org or call 1-800-264-4223.
Lincoln State Park is on State Road 162, Lincoln City, 47552.
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