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We are hosting a birthday party for Abe on Presidents Day, Monday, February 20th, from 10 am until 2 pm with cake and light refreshments.

  The museum is now open by appointment only.

Please visit our Facebook page for updated information or to schedule a visit, or call us on (828) 245-9800 or (864) 923-2033.


  The Bostic Lincoln Center has been chosen as the Site of the Week by the editors of Roadside America.

The Bostic Lincoln story was shared on social media channels, and featured as the lead story on the Roadside America website for the week of October 28 - November 3, 2019:

The Bostic Lincoln Center is mapped and available on the Roadside America app for iPhone, which allows travelers to find and visit attractions while on the road.

With thousands of devoted followers, Roadside America is the comprehensive and trusted information resource for travelers who want to enjoy unusual and unique attractions across the USA.

Roadside America stated that they were delighted to give the Bostic Lincoln Center this special recommendation for its readers.

North Carolina Society of Historians presents Bostic Lincoln Center with 2019 Museum Award

Theresa Deibert (left) and BLC President Ann Calton (right) accept the Museum Award from the NC Society of Historians [Oct 12 2019].

On October 12 the North Carolina Society of Historians held its annual Awards Program at Davidson College. Awards were presented in the categories of Publisher, Museum, Book, Publications, Multimedia, Awards of Excellence, Presidents Award and Historian of the Year Award.

The Bostic Lincoln Center was one of two recipients of the Museum Award for 2019.

The NC Society of Historians was formed in 1941 for the purpose of collecting and preserving North Carolina history, traditions, artifacts, genealogies and folklore on not only the statewide basis, but on the county and local levels also. Their purpose is to aid in and encourage the exchange of information between members and to reward those persons/organizations who fulfill their objectives in exceptional ways via their rewards program. Their website is:

The Museum Award is given to encourage museums housing significant, interesting and informative historical/ genealogical data, artifacts or collections; and/or are offering public educational programs, tours, demonstrations, etc., with regard to North Carolina history.


  WRAL-TV story on Lincoln's NC origins

WRAL's "Tarheel Traveler" story on Abraham Lincoln, Nancy Hanks, and the Bostic Lincoln Center may be viewed online here.


  Documentary available in the museum

Honest Abe, an exciting new project has been completed by documentary producer/ director Mary Lopez. As part of her UNC Greensboro MFA Practicum through the Department of Media Studies, Mary Lopez has completed a ten-minute documentary regarding the birth of Abraham Lincoln in Western North Carolina.

Having heard the story years before, the subject was one of great interest to Mary. She chose the Abraham Enloe connection for her documentary and spent months researching the story prior to film production. Working with her team, Thomas Clayton (cinematographer) and Joshua Strayhorn (Narrator) Mary has created an outstanding production. The BLC was honored to work with Mary on this film. The documentary premiered at UNC Greensboro in May.  It is now available for viewing at the BLC.


Treasurer Alice Bradley (seated), receives staging direction from Mary Lopez (standing) during filming of the documentary “Honest Abe” in March, 2010.



Tours to Lincoln Hill can be arranged in advance by contacting the Bostic Lincoln Center.  See the Contacts tab for details.



Interested in arranging a tour of historic Bostic sites, including the traditional Lincoln birthplace?  Contact us.

Marker near the traditional birthplace of Abraham Lincoln in Rutherford County, NC

Birthplace marker in Bostic

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President

Tom Melton has been keeping the story alive for decades

  Tom Melton, keeper of the flame



The Bostic Lincoln Center, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.