Kentucky Historic Preservation Conference to be held

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By Rick Greenwell

This conference will feature rural landscapes tour of historic farms and barns in Nelson and Washington Counties.

It will begin Thursday, Sept. 4, with the following schedule:

• 9 a.m. – meet at Wickland Historic Site in Bardstown

The motor coach will depart from Wickland which will be open for an interpreted tour.

• 10 a.m. – depart Wickland for Parker’s Landing

• 10:20 a.m. – arrive at Parker’s Landing.

This farm has its beginning in the late settlement period with a two-room log dwelling. You will see an unusually complete collection of domestic and agricultural outbuildings. Another noteworthy feature is the survival of a large amount of stone fences defining fields and pastures.

• Noon – depart Parker’s Landing for Mordecai Lincoln House

Check with Ed Krebs/state park – bag lunches will be brought in.

The Mordecai Lincoln house, former home of Abraham Lincoln’s uncle is now owned by the Kentucky Department of Parks as a part of the Lincoln Homestead State Historic Site. The house underwent major renovations in 2005. Hear from the architects selected to lead this restoration on topics including retaining and restoring original features, determination of period interpretation, and incorporating new systems such as HVAC (geothermal) and electrical power to preserve the structure.

• 1:15 p.m. – depart from driving tour of Washington County

• 1:30 p.m. – arrive at Grundy Farm

• 2 p.m. – Kentucky Historical Society Marker Dedication

• 2:45 p.m. – depart for Bardstown

• 3 p.m. – arrive at Wickland