Lincoln Birthplace to continue popular read-with-a-ranger program

HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Kentucky is inviting the public to read books along with park rangers for a second year.

Officials said in a statement that the popular Parks and Pages book club will continue in 2021 with a new theme: “The Civil War: Beyond the Battlefield.”

The statement says some discussion topics will include civilians, African-American experiences, medicine and prisoners of war.

The first selection for 2021 is “Behind the Scenes” by Elizabeth Keckley.

A discussion of the book will be held Jan. 15 at the Birthplace Visitors Center in Hodgenville and virtually on the park’s Facebook page.

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