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Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood

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Mr. Lincoln (Kevin Wood)

2,111 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!)

Thanksgiving Proclamations

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

April 17-19: available for programs in Chicago area

Wed., April 17 at 11:00 am (CDT): Evergreen Elementary School (Carol Stream, IL): 4th grade

Wed., April 17 at 1:30 pm (CDT): Lacey Creek Supportive Living (Downers Grove, IL): "Lincoln as Story-Teller"

Wed., April 17 at 3:30 pm (CDT): Clarendale of Addison (Senior Living Community) (Addison, IL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Thurs., April 18 at 12:00 noon (CDT): Fountaindale Public Library (Bolingbrook, IL): "The Political Lincoln: Honest Abe on Campaigns and Elections"

Thurs., April 18 at 2:00 pm (CDT): Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area: speech at General Fry's Landing (Lemont, IL) celebrating 175th anniversary of canal

Thurs., April 18 at 3:30 pm (CDT): Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area: speech at Channahon Village Hall (Channahon, IL) celebrating 175th anniversary of canal

Thurs., April 18 at 4:30 pm (CDT): Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area: cocktail hour at Heritage Bluffs Country Club (Channahon, IL) celebrating 175th anniversary of canal

Fri., April 19 at 8:15 am (CDT): Gilberts Elementary School (Gilberts, IL): 2nd grade

Fri., April 19 at 10:00 am (CDT): Sun City Huntley by Del Webb (Huntley, IL): "Lincoln as Story-Teller"

Fri., April 19 at 1:30 pm (CDT): Heritage Woods of Huntley (Senior Living Community) (Huntley, IL): "Lincoln as Story-Teller"

Fri., April 19 at 3:30 pm (CDT): The Oaks at Algonquin Senior Living (Algonquin, IL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

April 22-28: available for programs in Cincinnati/Dayton area

Mon., April 22 at 1:00 pm (EDT): Clermont County Public Library - Amelia Branch (Amelia, OH): "A Visit with Mr. Lincoln" (especially for children)

Mon., April 22 at 3:00 pm (EDT): Clermont County Public Library - New Richmond Branch (New Richmond, OH): "Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality"

Mon., April 22 at 6:00 pm (EDT): Clermont County Public Library - Williamsburg Branch (Williamsburg, OH): "Lincoln as Story-Teller"

Tues., April 23 at 3:00 pm (EDT): Clermont County Public Library - Owensville Branch (Owensville, OH): "Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality"

Tues., April 23 at 6:00 pm (EDT): Clermont County Public Library - Union Township Branch (Union Township, OH): "Lincoln as Story-Teller"

Wed., April 24 at 9:30 am (EDT): Queen of Peace Catholic School (Hamilton, OH): K; 1st-4th grade; 5th-8th grade

Wed., April 24 at 1:00 pm (EDT): Westover Retirement Community (Hamilton, OH): "The Political Lincoln: Honest Abe on Campaigns and Elections"

Wed., April 24 at 3:00 pm (EDT): Lane Public Library (Hamilton, OH): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Wed., April 24 at 7:00 pm (EDT): Christian Village of Mason (Senior Community) (Mason, OH): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Thurs., April 25 at 10:00 am (EDT): Christian Village of Mt. Healthy (Senior Community) (Mt. Healthy, OH): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Thurs., April 25 at 1:00 pm (EDT): Berkeley Square Senior Community (Hamilton, OH): "The Political Lincoln: Honest Abe on Campaigns and Elections"

Thurs.-Sun., April 25-28: Association of Lincoln Presenters Annual Conference

Tues., April 30 at 2:30 pm (EDT): Dominican Life Center (Senior Living Community) (Adrian Dominican Sisters) (Adrian, MI): "A New Birth of Freedom"

 
 see my complete schedule (including May & beyond)
 

Mr. Lincoln's Travels

(contact me for a program in your area!)

April 17-19, 2024:

Chicago area and northern IL

April 22-28, 2024:

Cincinnati/Dayton 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, 2024:

Detroit/Ann Arbor area

 June 26-29, 2024:

western MI

Summer 2024 (?):

central & north central OH

July 5-6, 2024:

Chicago area

July 10, 2024:

Detroit area

 July 12-13, 2024:

Port Huron, MI area

 July 19-24, 2024:

southeastern WI

July 25-28, 2024:

central IL

July 31, 2024:

Detroit/Ann Arbor area

Aug. 8-11, 2024:

Chicago area

Aug. 14-16, 2024:

Chicago area

Sept. 26-30, 2024:

central IL

Oct. 7-9, 2024:

Detroit area

Oct. 12-20, 2024:

northern IL

Oct. 22-24, 2024:

north central OH

Nov. 4, 2024:

Detroit area

 Nov. 6-9, 2024:

southeastern WI

Nov. 14-15, 2024:

Detroit/Ann Arbor area

Nov. 17-24, 2024:

Chicago area

Nov. 26, 2024:

northwestern OH

Nov. 27, 2024:

Detroit area

Jan. x-x, 2025 (?):

LA/TX/AR/MS/AL/FL

Feb. 2-8, 2025 (?):

Chicago area

Feb. x-x, 2025 (?):

Florida

 mid-March 2025 (?):

southeastern WI

April 3-5, 2025:

central IL

May 3-5, 2025 (?):

Lincoln, NE area

 May 19-24, 2025 (?):

south central and southeastern WI

Oct. 21-27, 2025 (?):

LA/TX/AR?

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:

-07/27/24: Abe's Olympic Triathlon (Lake Springfield Triathlon) (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