The 150th anniversary of the Civil War will be commemorated Saturday at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville with two performances by the band Privates by Choice.
The park says the band will perform original musical scores highlighting the nation's difficulties during the war. The band features guitar, mandolin, violin, hammered dulcimer, cello, mountain dulcimer, bass and some light percussion.
The free performances will be at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. EDT.
Visitors should bring a blanket or lawn chair for the concert. Parking is available in the visitor center lot on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, call (270) 358-3137 or click here.
The excessive heat and drought in Kentucky this summer have drawn natural disaster area designations for seven counties. Surrounding counties are also affected as well as two counties each in Indiana and Tennessee.
The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is temporarily closing some trails so that hazardous trees can be removed. A statement says trails in the picnic area the Lincoln's birthplace will be closed Wednesday through Saturday.