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Lincoln event planned for Saturday

Updated: Jan 10

GREENFIELD, IN – The Hancock County Historical Society is sponsoring a free discussion on Abraham Lincoln, called The Lincoln Roadshow. The event, commemorating the 160th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, will include insight into Lincoln’s local impact, including the Lincoln Funeral Train and route it took through Greenfield on April 30, 1865.

Chris Allen, a Lincoln scholar of the Lincoln Special Project, will present at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Chapel in the Park, located at Riley Park in Greenfield. For more information, call 317-462-7780 or visit

“It’s imperative to remind people in Lincoln’s home state that his story didn’t just end at Ford’s Theater,” Allen said in a press release. “Even in death, Lincoln’s story continued on, only with us as authors … Every city and town in Indiana that Lincoln’s funeral train stopped at shares an indelible connection to our nation’s story.”

Roadshows kicked off last week in Knightstown and Richmond. Following Greenfield’s presentation, there will be events in Zionsville, Lafayette and Michigan City. Roadshows focus on Lincoln’s life and The Lincoln Special’s plans for a major motion picture about the Funeral Train in Indiana.

All Roadshows are free and open to the general public. For more information, please visit or call 317-967-6190.

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