The Rockport Democrat, May 25, 1951

Article was typed as it was worded in the newspaper.

Sunday Is Homecoming Day At The City Park

Plans have been completed for the old fashioned pioneer celebration and homecoming to be held Sunday, May 27, in the city park.  The event is being sponsored by the Rockport Park Improvement Association in connection with the formal opening of the new museum at the entrance of the Lincoln Pioneer Village.

A reception committee will be stationed outside the Village and members of various clubs in the city, in pioneer costume, will be stationed in several cabins to explain the historical background.

The day’s festivities will begin at 10 o’clock Sunday morning and at 2:20 p. m. there will be a concert by the Rockport high school band followed at 2:30 by a program of music and speeches in the Village when a tablet will be unveiled to honor George Honig, creator of the memorial.

The entire day’s program is a memorial to Spencer county pioneers and to Abraham Lincoln who spent his boyhood days in this county.

In the park are tables and benches for picnic parties as well as good drinking water and plenty of free parking space.  The public is invited to spend the day in the park.

There will be no charge for admission to the park but a charge of fifty cents for adults and twenty-five cents for children will be made for admission to the village which also includes entrance to the museum.