Exhibit Gallery and Object Theater
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Farmington Historic Plantation

When Joshua Speed, the son of a wealthy Kentucky plantation owner, met a gangly young Illinois attorney named Abraham Lincoln, the two men forged an enduring friendship that lasted their entire lives.

Speed became one of Lincoln’s most trusted friends and valued advisors throughout Lincoln’s career, and it was his counsel that helped the President forge the strategy that helped keep Kentucky from seceding, thereby preserving the Union.

Lincoln & Farmington: An Enduring Friendship includes traditional museum graphics, wall text and artifacts from the Speed home, as well as a media-driven experience and object theater that lays the foundation for the visitor experience at Historic Farmington.