Those who are interested in President Abraham Lincoln will certainly enjoying visiting Newark, New Jersey, for there are two historic sites named after one of our finest presidents: the seated Lincoln statue at the Essex County Courthouse and Lincoln Park. The Lincoln statue, a bronze marvel of art, was created by Gutzon Borglum, the same sculptor who carved the presidents’ heads on Mt. Rushmore. Lincoln Park, which was a watering area and feeding site for livestock before it became a park, was named after President Lincoln after he gave a speech at the steps of South Park Presbyterian Church, a church that is now derelict.
During the summer, Lincoln Park is a place for jazz enthusiasts for there are many jazz concerts. Every July, there is a music festival at Lincoln Park. Ever since the festival started in 2005, it has been very successful, for 50,000 people have come to listen to live jazz music as well as other genres of music from great musicians.
If you are a historian or history buff who is inspired by President Abraham Lincoln, then Newark is the best place to travel to and remember to bring your camera to capture unforgettable moments.