Indiana Bicentennial Commission Endorses Lincoln Amphitheatre's A. LINCOLN: A PIONEER TALE

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Indiana Bicentennial Commission Endorses Lincoln Amphitheatre's A. LINCOLN: A PIONEER TALE

The Indiana Bicentennial Commission endorsed Lincoln Amphitheatre's A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale production as one of its legacy projects for 2016.

"The upcoming statewide bicentennial celebration of Indiana's statehood is also the perfect opportunity to remind our fellow Hoosiers of Abraham Lincoln's role in Indiana state history. Not only did Indiana become a state in December 1816, but Indiana also welcomed the arrival of a new pioneer family, the Lincolns, who arrived that same month just before Indiana achieved statehood," says Dan Wilkinson, executive director for Lincoln Amphitheatre.

The purpose of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission is to celebrate the state of Indiana's 200-year history and legacy in 2016. The benefits of the endorsement include a listing on the 2016 Indiana Bicentennial website, permission to use the Indiana Bicentennial Commission logo and a letter of endorsement.

The Lincoln family moved to Indiana in December 1816 and settled in present-day Lincoln City, Indiana, located in Spencer County. Lincoln lived in Indiana from the time he was seven years old to 21 years of age. He received his less than one year of formal education in Indiana, studied what few books he could get his hands on by candlelight, lost his mother Nancy Hanks to milk sickness and his sister Sarah Lincoln Grigsby to complications during childbirth. The Lincoln farm and other Lincoln historic sites are located within Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and Lincoln State Park.

The 1500-seat, covered Lincoln Amphitheatre is nestled in the woods of Lincoln State Park on the very ground where President Lincoln walked as a boy. It is home to the two-act musical A.Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale. Written and directed by Ken Jones, A.Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale educates and entertains audiences as it takes them through Lincoln's journey from Indiana pioneer to President of the United States.

A.Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale runs Wednesday to Saturday evenings now until July 26 with a matinee performance on Sunday, July 13. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. CDT and the matinee performance begins at 2 p.m. CDT. Lincoln Amphitheatre and Lincoln State Park are located in Lincoln City just four miles from Holiday World & Splashin' Safari theme park.

Lincoln Amphitheatre's 2014 season kicked off with its signature piece A.Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale followed by Celtic Song and Dance! in August, Route 66 in September, Trail of Terror in October, and Scrooge's Christmas in December.

Individual and season tickets to Lincoln Amphitheatre's 2014 season are currently on sale to the public.

For more information about Lincoln Amphitheatre's 2014 season, visit www.LincolnAmphitheatre.org or call 800-264-4ABE.

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