HAROLD HOLZER COMES TO FARMINGTON

HAROLD HOLZER, winner of The 2015 Gilder-Lehrman Lincoln Prize, is one of the country’s leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. A prolific writer and lecturer, and frequent guest on television, Holzer served for six years (2010–2016) as Chairman of The Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation. For the previous 10 years he co-chaired the U. S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission (ALBC), appointed by President Clinton. President Bush awarded Holzer the National Humanities Medal in 2008. And in 2013, Holzer wrote an essay on Lincoln for the official program at the re-inauguration of President Obama. He is now chairman of The Lincoln Forum.
 
In his new book Brought Forth on This Continent: Abraham Lincoln and American Immigration, Harold Holzer charts Lincoln’s political career through the lens of immigration, from his role as a member of an increasingly nativist political party to his evolution into an immigration champion, a progression that would come at the same time as he refined his views on abolition and Black citizenship. As Holzer writes, “The Civil War could not have been won without Lincoln’s leadership, but it could not have been fought without the immigrant soldiers who served and, by the tens of thousands, died that the ‘nation might live.’
 
During his time in Louisville, Holzer will speak to the McConnell Scholars at the University of Louisville, host a private dinner at the Frazier History Museum (Wednesday, Oct 23), and present a lecture on his new book and Lincoln’s ties to Farmington (Thursday, Oct 24)
 
Click here for more information on Harold Holzer
 
Harold Holzer’s visit to Kentucky is sponsored by Farmington, with support from the University of Louisville History Department, The McConnell Center, The Filson Historical Society, and the Frazier History Museum.

 

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3033 Bardstown Road
Louisville, Kentucky
United States

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Tuesday- 10 am - 2 pm
Wednesday- 10 am - 2 pm
Thursday- 10 am - 2 pm
Friday- 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday- 11 am - 1 pm
Tours begin promptly on the hour.       Current tour availability is listed on our online booking calendar.

NOTICE: Sun 5/26- Wed 5/29 Farmington Grounds are CLOSED to Visitors due to storm related damage. 

An Evening In The Garden

Our signature annual event celebrates an individual for their work in Kentucky landscapes, history, and preservation. 

AN EVENING IN THE GARDEN AT FARMINGTON

Please join us on Thursday, June 15, 2023 as we present the 2023 ANNE BRUCE HALDEMAN AWARD FOR KENTUCKY LANDSCAPES, PRESERVATION, AND HISTORY to Jana Clanton Dowds.

Our signature annual event celebrates an individual for their work in Kentucky landscapes, history, and preservation.

The evening features exquisite flowers, live music, and delicious food & libations. Proceeds support the ongoing preservation and mission of Farmington Historic Plantation

Tickets Are Now Available to Purchase.

 

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CONTACT FARMINGTON

3033 Bardstown Road
Louisville, Kentucky
United States

502-452-9920
EMAIL FARMINGTON

TOUR TIMES

Tuesday- 10 am - 2 pm
Wednesday- 10 am - 2 pm
Thursday- 10 am - 2 pm
Friday- 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday- 11 am - 1 pm
Tours begin promptly on the hour.       Current tour availability is listed on our online booking calendar.

NOTICE: Sun 5/26- Wed 5/29 Farmington Grounds are CLOSED to Visitors due to storm related damage.