5:13pm

Tue September 3, 2013
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Record Attendance at Mary Todd Lincoln's House

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Lexington’s Mary Todd Lincoln House is reporting its highest attendance figures to date.  11,212 people visited the museum in the last fiscal year, higher than any time since they started keeping records in 1982.  Director Gwen Thompson says a variety of factors led to this increase.

   

“I gotta give a big kudos to the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau. Last fall, they moved to Main Street, just a hop and a skip from us, and I think that their presence on Main Street as our neighbor has really helped us with our attendance figures,” said Thompson. 

Thompson says the Bureau helped bring in 20% of last year’s visitors.  She also credits the revitalization of downtown and Stephen Spielberg’s recent Lincoln biopic.