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Mr. Lincoln (Kevin Wood)

2,057 appearances in 33 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)

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

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Kevin Wood 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, and the Chicago History Museum, 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 at a wide variety of venues, including libraries, museums, senior residences, schools, churches, civic/historical events, conferences, and parties.  He even participates as "Running Abe" in races and triathlons.

He offers 14 set programs for adult/general audiences, from his standard program on our nation's history (and his own history) during his time to more specialized programs on Thanksgiving, immigration, slavery & emancipation, his stories & jokes, leadership, his law career, his political career, the Gettysburg Address, literature & the theatre, education, his "Lost Speech, his Illinois years, and religion & the Bible.

Full presentations are available either in English or Spanish, in addition to a basic presentation in French or German.

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

mailing address:

   Kevin Wood
   605 Stockford Dr.
   Adrian, MI 49221-1401 

telephone (home): 517-920-4849

telephone (cell): 708-979-3093

(ab)e-mail: abe<at>mrlincoln.com (remove "<" and ">" and replace "at" with @)

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

 

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

Feb. 19-28: available for programs in Florida

Mon., Feb. 19: Presidents' Day

Mon., Feb. 19 at 10:00 am (EST): The Villages Recreation Department - Eisenhower Recreation Center (The Villages, FL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Mon., Feb. 19 at 1:30 pm (EST): Watercrest Buena Vista (Senior Living Community) (The Villages, FL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Mon., Feb. 19 at 3:00 pm (EST): Watercrest Spanish Springs (Senior Living Community) (Lady Lake, FL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Tues., Feb. 20 at 11:00 am (EST): Lake Port Square (Senior Living Community: Independent Living) (Leesburg, FL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Tues., Feb. 20 at 1:00 pm (EST): Leesburg Public Library (Lake County Library System) (Leesburg, FL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Tues., Feb. 20 at 3:00 pm (EST): Lake Port Square (Senior Living Community: Assisted Living) (Leesburg, FL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Wed., Feb. 21 at 1:30 pm (EST): The Grove at Trelago (Senior Living Community) (Maitland, FL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Wed., Feb. 21 at 3:00 pm (EST): Strive at Fern Park (Senior Living Community) (Fern Park, FL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Wed., Feb. 21 at 6:30 pm (EST): The Blake at LPGA (Senior Living Community) (Daytona Beach, FL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Thurs., Feb. 22 at 5:30 pm (EST): Winter Haven Public Library (Kathryn L. Smith Memorial Library) (Winter Haven, FL): "Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality"

Fri., Feb. 23 at 11:00 am (EST): Orange County Library District - Chickasaw Branch (Orlando, FL): "Un nuevo nacimiento de la libertad" (in Spanish)

Sat., Feb. 24 at 11:00 am (EST): Orange County Library District - Orlando Public Library (Orlando, FL): "Lincoln on the Gettysburg Address"

Sat., Feb. 24 at 2:30 pm (EST): Brookdale Wekiwa Springs (Senior Living Community) (Apopka, FL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Mon., Feb. 26 at 2:00 pm (EST): Sarasota County Libraries - Selby Public Library (Sarasota, FL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Mon., Feb. 26 at 6:30 pm (EST): Heartis Village Venice (Senior Living Community) (North Venice/Nokomis, FL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Tues., Feb. 27 at 1:00 pm (EST): Siena Lakes (Senior Living Community) (Naples, FL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Tues., Feb. 27 at 3:00 pm (EST): Collier County Public Library - South Regional Library (Naples, FL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Tues., Feb. 27 at 7:00 pm (EST): The Arlington of Naples (Senior Living Community) (Naples, FL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Wed., Feb. 28 at 3:00 pm (EST): Collier County Public Library - Marco Island Library (Marco Island, FL): "The Political Lincoln: Honest Abe on Campaigns and Elections"

Wed., Feb. 28 at 6:30 pm (EST): All Seasons Naples (Senior Living Community) (Naples, FL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

March 1: available for programs in northern Indiana

Fri., March 1 at 6:00 pm (EST): Heartland Travel Showcase (opening reception sponsored by Visit South Bend Mishawaka at Studebaker National Museum and The History Museum) (South Bend, IN): meet-and-greet

March 6-8: available for programs in Detroit area

Wed., March 6 at 3:00 pm (EST): Waltonwood University (Senior Living Community) (Rochester Hills, MI): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Thurs., March 7 at 10:00 am (EST): Brookhaven Manor Senior Living (Senior Living Community) (Ann Arbor, MI): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Thurs., March 7 at 7:00 pm (EST): Glacier Hills Senior Living Community (Ann Arbor, MI): "The Political Lincoln: Honest Abe on Campaigns and Elections"

Fri., March 8 at 1:00 pm (EST): Pomeroy Living Rochester (Senior Living Community) (Rochester Hills, MI): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Fri., March 8 at 6:00 pm (EST): American House Sterling Heights (Senior Living Community) (Sterling Heights, MI): "A New Birth of Freedom"

 
 see my complete schedule (including the rest of March & beyond)
 

Mr. Lincoln's Travels

(contact me for a program in your area!)

Feb. 19-28, 2024:

Florida

March 1, 2024:

northern IN

March 6-8, 2024:

Detroit area

March 11-12, 2024:

north central OH

March 13, 2024:

Detroit area

 March 18-21, 2024:

southeastern WI

 March 23, 2024:

western MI

April 1-2, 2024:

Detroit area

April 3-5, 2024:

central OH

April 5-7, 2024:

central IL

April 16-19, 2024:

Chicago area and northern IL

April 22-28, 2024:

Dayton/Cincinnati area

May 1-2, 2024:

Fort Wayne, IN area

May 8-10, 2024:

Detroit area

May 13-17, 2024:

Detroit area

 May 20-25, 2024:

south central and southeastern WI

May 29, 2024:

Detroit area

June 3-6, 2024:

central IA

June 7-9, 2024:

central IL

June 13-16, 2024:

central IL

June 19-20, 2024:

Detroit area

 June 26-29, 2024:

western MI

Summer 2024 (?):

central & north central OH

 July 19-24, 2024:

southeastern WI

July 25-28, 2024:

central IL

Aug. 8-11, 2024:

Chicago area

Sept. 26-30, 2024:

central IL

Oct. 12-20, 2024:

northern IL

 Fall 2024:

southeastern WI

Nov. 17-24, 2024:

Chicago area

Jan. 2025 (?):

LA/AR/MS/AL/FL

Feb. 2-8, 2025 (?):

Chicago area

May 3-5, 2025 (?):

Lincoln, NE area

Fall 2025 (?):

western IA / eastern SD

latest post (Nov. 26, 2022)

Thanksgiving: Celebrate It or Cancel It?

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

My Story

How I came to portray Mr. Lincoln! [photo from one of my earlier appearances, in 2002]

"Running Abe": Fastest Abe in the West!

Next races:

-04/06/24: Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon (Springfield, IL)

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

 

Videos of Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address in English, Spanish, French, and German