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Knob Creek Tavern to receive overhaul with year-long rehab

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A significant Larue County tourism site is receiving a facelift. The Lincoln National Birthplace is planning to begin the Knob Creek Tavern Rehabilitation Project on August 3rd. The park’s Chief of Interpretation Stacey Humpherys says that the project has been in the works for a while, and that the nearly 90-year old structure needs it now more than ever.

“There will be a metal skeleton … inserted in to the structure,” Humphreys says. “That way, people can go in safely. Right now, currently, in it’s current condition, it is not safe for visitors to go in.”

The structure, which was built in 1933, was one of the first tourism sites dedicated to the legacy of the Lincoln family, Humphreys says. Once the project is complete, guests will be able to enter the building to see various exhibits about the Knob Creek farm.

The Park plans to celebrate with a grand reopening ceremony when work is completed in August of 2021.

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