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A Visit with Mr. Lincoln
July 15, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on July 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm
Join us at Billings Park for a free outdoor program for children ages 6 and up! Kevin Wood portrays Abraham Lincoln! Learn about his early life growing up on the frontier, his family, his lack of formal education, his love of reading and his great desire to learn, the different kinds of jobs he had, what our country was like back then, how he got the nickname “Honest Abe”, why he grew a beard, what he keeps inside his hat, his love of animals, what it was like to be President, his boys’ experiences living in the White House, how the holiday of Thanksgiving came about, etc. He also explains why our country was divided and how it came to be united again, and quotes from some of his most famous speeches such as his “House Divided” speech, his First and Second Inaugural Addresses, and his Gettysburg Address.
Kevin Wood is a professional Lincoln presenter who bears a remarkable resemblance to “the Great Emancipator” and who is extremely knowledgeable about his life and times. Mr. Wood has been portraying Mr. Lincoln since the year 2000, and on a professional basis since 2015. He has made 1,200 appearances in 26 states plus Washington DC and two foreign countries: Canada and Spain. Mr. Wood also writes a blog – “Loath to Close… Still!” – which encourages others to reflect upon and learn from President Lincoln’s life and legacy.
This program will be presented twice (2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.), so pick the time that works best for you!