East Hartford, Connecticut: Lincoln Welcomes Your Conversation

Two rocks on a grassy berm: young Abe in bronze sits on one, his hand extended in a friendly gesture. You sit on the other rock.
Address:
101 E. River Drive, East Hartford, CT
Directions:
At the north end of E. River Drive. Turn west into the parking lot at Riverview Square and immediately turn left and park. You'll see the sculpture up ahead, on the berm to the right.
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Lincoln Welcomes Your Conversation.

Lincoln Welcomes Your Conversation

The Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk is comprised of sixteen art pieces -- spread between Hartford and East Hartford -- that commemorate the life and career of Abraham Lincoln. One is a life-size statue of a young Abe, seated with his hand extended. The inviting photo-op is titled "A Welcome Conversation" and was sculpted by Don Sottile in 2006. Go and sit a spell!

[Kurt Deion / kurtshistoricsites.com, 07/14/2019]

An early, more artful version of the "Sit with friendly Abe on a bench" statues that seem to have popped up everywhere in the past ten years.

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