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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Lively Lincoln

Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln invite you to a Civil War ball in Rockport, Indiana, where visitors will be swept back in time to a different world to pay homage to the area’s colorful past.

Hosted by Friends of Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum — including actors portraying the Lincolns — this year’s ball will take place 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Spencer County Courthouse in Rockport. The grand march will start at 6:30 p.m. where couples will be announced one by one as they walk elegantly down the courthouse staircase.

In her ninth year volunteering for Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum, Nancy Kaiser explains the funds raised at the ball are used to rebuild one of the 14 Lincoln-era replica cabins on the grounds of the Spencer County attraction.

“Abraham Lincoln spent most of his formative years in Spencer County. I really love the history that he brings to the area,” says Kaiser. “Anyone who loves history and the Civil War time period would have so much fun; it truly takes you back in time.”

Due to the venue’s capacity, reservations are required and can be made by calling Nancy Kaiser at 812-686-2553. Tickets are $30. Civil War-period attire also is required, and easy-to-learn era dances are taught in advance at the event. Guests can participate in a silent auction and enjoy refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.

For more information about the Civil War ball, call Nancy Kaiser at 812-686-2553.

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