Hardinsburg Elementary and Irvington Elementary Schools learned about President Lincolnís connection with Judge Joseph Holt, and his historic home

 History was made again as two elementary schools Hardinsburg Elementary and Irvington Elementary were the first in the county to explore the past at the historic Judge Joseph Holt home on April 12, 2016, the anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War.

Mrs. Beth Bennett, Guidance Counselor at H.E.S. understanding the importance of education opening the mind and expanding it planned the educational field trip for the fifth grade students to inspire and motivate pupils to observe and learn from President Abraham Lincolnís (Larry Elliottís) presentation portraying the life of the 16th President at the historic home of Lincolnís top legal advisor for the U.S. Army, Brigadier General Joseph Holt who was Lincolnís Judge Advocate General.

The students arrived hearing the ďBattle Hymn of the RepublicĒ.  An introduction welcoming students was given by Breckinridge County Judge Executive Maurice Lucas. Judge Lucas spoke about the national importance of the Holt home, how they would learn about Lincolnís life, and enjoy a tour learning the history of Judge Holtís legacy, and home.
Lincolnís portrayal began with his birth, and humble beginnings, his desire for an education, the stories and events in his Kentucky years, moving to Indiana, how he mastered the desire to become a lawyer, and to lead our nation and unite our country saving out democracy and freeing the slaves. Numerous visual aids were used to tell the story of our most beloved President. Students were attentive as they experienced History Alive and were involved with a fun filled day.
Mrs. Susan Dyer, Author of ďLincolnís AdvocateĒ and President of the Friends of the Holt Home, Inc. shared the important history of the Holt home and how the legacy of Joseph Holt was connected to President Abraham Lincoln and the United States and how Holtís dedication and deserving legacy makes the historic Holt home hold a special place in the JAG Corpsí history.


Students enjoyed lunch at Brigadier General Joseph Holt's home


Hardinsburg Elementary School enjoyed a living classroom experience at the Judge Joseph Holt Home on April 12, 2016.


Irvington Elementary School students learned from President Lincoln at the Holt Home on April 12, 2016!


Partnering Helps get out the word of the work behind the Holt project! And the effort that continues!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The Holt Home is located at 6205 Highway 144 in Hardinsburg.
 Additional information is available at www.jholt-houseky.org
or by calling 270-756-2269, 270-756-0268 or 270-756-2573.

Visit the www.jholt-houseky.org website and see how todayís historians, volunteers, and advocates are striving to make Judge Holtís home again ďThe showplace of Breckinridge County.Ē

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