On Saturday, I saw Lincoln’s childhood home for the first time, visiting the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in southern Indiana while on my way to Kentucky. The highlight was simply being there. This is where Lincoln lived from ages 7 to 21. When we think of him reading books by the fire of a hearth, learning to split rails, and growing into manhood — this is the place. There’s also a model farm with a log cabin, a grave marker for his mother, a nature walk, etc. Below is a my photo of a panel on the memorial itself.