Welcome to Garrard County, a growing but still country-friendly community of 17,000 that remembers and celebrates its rich pioneer history and cultural heritage. Garrard County is located in Central Kentucky’s beautiful Bluegrass Region, south of Lexington, on Highway 27. Lancaster, population 4,300, is the county seat; 30 miles from Lexington.


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(Updated April 20, 2012)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Kentucky Chautauqua presents: Abraham Lincoln: “I, too, am a Kentuckian”

The Rural Heritage Festival Chautauqua Brunch is Saturday, September 19th, 10:30 AM, Lancaster Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 211 Stanford St., Lancaster.

The brunch is sponsored by the Festival and the Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Kentucky Humanities Council.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was born on a farm in what is now LaRue County, KY. When he was 7, his family moved Indiana, and later Illinois.

Jim Sayre of Lawrenceburg portrays Abraham Lincoln for Kentucky Chautauqua and he will perform following the 10:30 AM brunch.

Kentucky Chautauqua – living history dramas that have now brought to life more than 50 figures from Kentucky’s past – is an exclusive program of the Kentucky Humanities Council Inc. Chautauqua characters have told their stories to nearly 500,000 people in every Kentucky County. Support for Kentucky Chautauqua is provided by a National Endowment for the Humanities We the People grant, the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Lexington Fayette-Urban County Government, Peoples Bank & Trust Company of Hazard, Brown-Forman Corporation, Union College and Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America Inc.

The Kentucky Humanities Council is a non-profit Kentucky corporation affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is not a state agency, but is a proud partner of the state’s tourism, arts and heritage cabinet. For information, visit www.kyhumanities.org. or call (859) 257-5932.

Tickets for the brunch are $20.00 per person. A limited number of brunch tickets are available, and may be purchased by calling Judy Adams, (859) 238-3946, Debbie Amsler, (859) 227-3274 or Kim Middleton, (859) 792-3026. (Tickets will be sold until Thursday, September 17th, or until they are sold out.)

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