Annual Student Day at the Historic Judge Joseph Holt
September 20th, 2017
Learning about President Abraham Lincoln and Judge Advocate General
Joseph Holt was an enjoyable lesson for the fifth graders.
Students across Breckinridge County and
those from Cloverport Independent Schools were on hand Sept. 20 as they
listened to presentations about the nationís 16th president
and Judge Holt.
Larry Elliott portrayed Lincoln and
provided details about his life.
Visual aids helped develop accounts
about the Civil War and Holtís connection with it.
Gifted students from Breckinridge
County High School gave tours of the historic Holt Home with assistance
from Veronica Ent and Susan Dyer of the Friends of the Holt Home.
Tour guides guided students and their
teachers through the historic home as they shared stories about Holtís
legacy, state partnering, and continued restoration on the last official
Kentucky Lincoln site in the Commonwealth.
Schedules allowed some schools to tour
the Holt Family Cemetery and enjoy lunch on the grounds.
The Friends of the Holt Home continue
to offer the opportunity for all fifth grade Breckinridge County
students to encounter what life was like during the Civil War period.
As they explore the past at the
historic Holt Home, they also learned about the annual Holt Home
Community Day open to the public on the fourth Saturday of each
School getting ready for a tour
B.C.H.S. Tour Guides gave highlights of the strong
history of Holt and his home
Cloverport Independent School's 5th grade listened
intently about history of the home
Students take time to pose with President Lincoln
Ben Johnson and Custer Elementary School at Student Day
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The Holt Home is
located at 6205 Highway 144 in Hardinsburg.
information is available at
or by calling 270-756-2269,
270-756-0268 or 270-756-2573.
www.jholt-houseky.org website and see how todayís historians, volunteers, and advocates are
striving to make Judge Holtís home again ďThe showplace of