Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood
www.MrLincoln.com

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1,162 appearances in 24 States and two foreign countries

a multi-lingual Lincoln!

"Thank you very much for coming and telling us a lot about Abraham Lincoln.  I can't believe you could remember all of that information.  I really liked that you came because it felt like Abraham Lincoln was actually there with us." (from a sixth-grade student)

 Read more testimonials.

Videos of Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address in English, Spanish, French, and German
Mr. Lincoln Visits Millenium Park in Chicago (11/14/2016)

Mr. Lincoln's videos!

Abraham Lincoln's famous relatives (George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Elvis Presley, Amelia Earhart, and more!)

Thanksgiving Proclamations

Kevin Wood, currently of Oak Park, Illinois (Chicago area), portrays President Abraham Lincoln, one of our nation's most beloved and esteemed historical figures.  He has made appearances at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Lincoln Heritage Museum, the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, and Lincoln's Festival on Route 66, among many other places and events.

As President, Mr. Lincoln ably led our nation through its darkest days, when brother fought against brother, and the fabric of our "more perfect Union" was nearly torn asunder.

Mr. Lincoln is available to share his remarkable story in schools, in churches, and at libraries, senior residence centers, community events, etc.  In addition to providing a firsthand account of his own life and times, Mr. Lincoln's visit will also do much more:

  • As one who rose from obscurity to the highest office in the land, Mr. Lincoln is an inspiration to us today to likewise dream, and to work hard to achieve those dreams.

  • As one who persevered in self-study to become a well-educated man, Mr. Lincoln embodies for us the high value of education and a great passion for learning.

  • As the leader of our nation during our greatest crisis, Mr. Lincoln challenges us to contemplate and to cherish the ideals for which our country stands: liberty and freedom, democracy, equality, and opportunity.

  • And as one who was known for his honesty, humility, and compassion, Mr. Lincoln provides an enduring example of the importance of a strong moral foundation and positive character development.

Presentations are available either in English or Spanish, in addition to more limited presentations in French or German.

For more information, or to arrange a visit by Mr. Lincoln, please contact me as follows:

mailing address:

    Kevin Wood
    333 S. Oak Park Ave., Unit 2N
    Oak Park, IL 60302-3549

telephone (home): 708-948-7017

telephone (cell): 708-979-3093

(ab)e-mail: abe@mrlincoln.com

* My Story: How I came to portray Mr. Lincoln! *

UPCOMING APPEARANCES (Virtual and In-Person)

(all times are U.S. Central Time unless otherwise indicated)

[virtual (live)] Oct. 22, 10:30 am: Niles-Maine District Library (Niles, IL): "The Political Lincoln: Honest Abe on Campaigns and Elections"

[virtual (live)] Oct. 22, 7:00 pm (EDT): Fraser (MI) Public Library (Fraser, MI): "The Political Lincoln: Honest Abe on Campaigns and Elections"

[virtual (live)] Oct. 26, 6:30 pm (EDT): Lincoln Township Public Library (Stevensville, MI): "A New Birth of Freedom"

[virtual (live)] Oct. 27, 7:00 pm (EDT): Saline (MI) District Library: "The Political Lincoln: Honest Abe on Campaigns and Elections"

[virtual (live)] Oct. 29, 6:30 pm: Dubuque County (IA) Library: "The Political Lincoln: Honest Abe on Campaigns and Elections"

[virtual (live)] Nov. 3, am: St. Mary Catholic School (DeKalb, IL): 4th grade

[virtual (live)] Nov. 4, 6:00 pm (EST): New Milford (CT) Public Library: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual (live)] Nov. 5-6: New York Library Association Annual Conference

[virtual (live)] Nov. 5, 6:00 pm: Lake Geneva (WI) Public Library: "The Political Lincoln: Honest Abe on Campaigns and Elections"

[virtual (recorded)] Nov. 7: Brookfield (WI) Public Library: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual (live)] Nov. 7, 10:00 am: West Bend Community Memorial Library: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual (live)] Nov. 9, 5:30 pm (EDT): Seekonk (MA) Public Library: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual (live)] Nov. 9, 6:00 pm: Kewanee Public Library: "From Obscurity to Greatness: Illinois and Lincoln, 1830 to 1861" (IL Road Scholars)

[virtual (live)] Nov. 10, 6:00 pm: Troy (MI) Public Library: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual (live)] Nov. 11, 11:00 am: Oak Park (IL) Veterans' Day Ceremony

[virtual (live)] Nov. 11, 6:00 pm (EST): Community District Library (Corunna, MI): "A New Birth of Freedom"

[virtual (live)] Nov. 11, 7:00 pm: Fountaindale Public Library (Bolingbrook, IL): "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual (live)] Nov. 12, 6:00 pm: Hammond (IN) Public Library: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual (live)] Nov. 13, 6:30 pm (EST): Orange County Library District (Orlando, FL): "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual (live)] Nov. 14, 1:00 pm: Highland Park (TX) Harvey R. "Bum" Bright Library: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual (live)] Nov. 16, 7:00 pm: Tinley Park (IL) Public Library: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual (recorded)] Nov. 17: Allen Park (MI) Public Library: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[in-person] Nov. 17, 12:00 noon: The Center at Palos Park (IL): "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual (live)] Nov. 17, 6:30 pm: Palos Heights (IL) Public Library: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual (recorded)] Nov. 18: Saline County Library (Benton, AR): "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual (recorded)] Nov. 18: Atria Glenview (IL) (Senior Community): "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual (live)] Nov. 18, 7:00 pm (EST): Grosse Pointe (MI) Public Library: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual (recorded)] Nov. 19: Church Creek Senior Living (Arlington Heights, IL): "Lincoln on the Gettysburg Address"

[virtual (live)] Nov. 19, 7:00 pm: Itasca (IL) Community Library: "Lincoln on the Gettysburg Address"

[virtual (live)] Nov. 21, 11:00 am: Malvern-Hot Spring County (AR) Library: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual (live)] Nov. 23, 6:30 pm (EST): Warren County Library (Belvidere, NJ): "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[in-person] Nov. 24, 9:45 am: Platinum Adventures Travel & Activities Club: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving" (at Mon Ami Gabi restaurant, Oak Brook, IL)

[virtual (live)] Nov. 24, 7:00 pm: Mount Clemens (MI) Public Library: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual (recorded)] Nov. 25: Dickson Hollow Presbyterian Home (Menomonee Falls, WI): "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual (live)] Nov. 30, 6:30 pm: Somonauk (IL) Public Library: "Lincoln on Literature and the Theatre"

 see the complete list (including December and beyond)

Mr. Lincoln's Travels

(contact me for a program in your area!)

 Dec. 2-4:

eastern IA

Winter 2020-21:

greater Cincinnati area (OH/KY/IN)

Winter 2020-21:

Florida

Winter 2020-21:

LA/MS/AR/TX

Winter 2020-21:

greater St. Louis area (MO/IL)

Spring 2021:

north central IN / southwestern MI

April 12-18, 2021:

northeastern KS / metro Kansas City area

May 10-14, 2021:

south central IA

May 17-21, 2021:

south central / southeastern WI

May 31-June 2, 2021:

southeastern WI

early Sept. 2021:

southwestern ON, Canada

"What an awesome program - we all loved it!"

(a live program for a library)

 more info on virtual visits

"It was a hit!"

(a recorded program for a senior residence)

 more info on virtual visits

latest post (October 12, 2020)

Lincoln and the Supreme Court (II): The Right Thing to Do

Road Scholars Speakers Bureau

This program helps local nonprofit organizations in Illinois bring cultural and educational programs to their communities.  My program "From Obscurity to Greatness: Illinois and Lincoln, 1830 to 1861" is currently available until the end of the year 2020.

"Running Abe": Fastest Abe in the West!

Next races:

-May 2021: Abe's Mini Triathlon / Pioneer Sprint Triathlon (Petersburg, IL)

a few fun activities to help you learn more about the life and times of Abraham Lincoln

 

www.MrLincoln.com Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood updated 10/22/2020