Stuart W. Sanders of the Kentucky Historical Society will be speaker for the Gen. Lovell H. Rousseau Civil War Lecture Series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Boyle County Public Library in Danville.
Sanders' talk is titled, "Lincoln's Kentucky: The President's Bluegrass Connections." The lecture is free and open to the public.
"I will discuss Lincoln's many Kentucky connections," Sanders said. "From his family to his business associates, mentors, and friends, Kentucky and Kentuckians played an incredibly influential role in Lincoln's life."
Sanders added that the presentation will also give an overview of the upcoming Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial, which will run from 2008 to 2010.
"The State of Illinois has claimed Lincoln for itself, but many people forget that Lincoln was born in Kentucky and married a Lexingtonian," said, Chris Kolakowski, executive director of the Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association. "So much of who Lincoln was and what he did touched the Bluegrass State."