ELKTON, Ky. (AP) -- The Jefferson Davis State Historic Site is marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War with a commemoration of Davis' 204th birthday this weekend.
Davis was president of the Confederate States of America, and the historic site is a memorial to his birthplace. Davis, a Kentuckian, was born June 3, 1808, at the site midway between Hopkinsville and Elkton. In addition to being Confederate president, he was a U.S. Military Academy graduate, congressman and secretary of war.
The park will have two battle re-enactments, food, re-enactors representing Civil War figures, a pageant, a Civil War flag display and a program on the generals of the Civil War.
Events are free except for tours of the monument and museum, which cost $5 for adults with discounts for seniors, military and children.