Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dig, Dance and Run into History in Spencer County

Fall is on its way and what better way to celebrate it than a visit to Spencer County where, starting September 23rd and ending the 25th, there are four big events.  Join us for one or all.

Visitors can get digging at the Archaeological Dig at Colonel Jones Home in Gentryville on September 23 & 24, 2011from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm CDT where, this historic home, will be open to the public for an archaeological dig of artifacts.  

Also on the 24th is National Public Lands Day at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Lincoln City from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm CDT to celebrate the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands.  Enjoy free entry into the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.

The same night, dance like it’s like the 1860s at the Civil War Ball at the Spencer County Courthouse in Rockport. Guests experience a majestic evening during the 4th annual Friends of Lincoln Pioneer Village Civil War Ball.  Note to those attending – President Lincoln and his wife will be on hand.  Sign-in is at 6:00 pm CDT with the Grand March at 6:30. Tickets are $40 per couple.

If you have enough energy, participate in the Honest Abe Trail Run Marathon and 14K the next morning, September 25 at 7:30 am CDT at the Lincoln State Park in Lincoln City.  Sign in starts at 6:00 am CDT for this environmentally friendly race. For more information, including registration, visit 

For more information about the other events, contact Spencer County Visitors Bureau at (812) 937-2848 or

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