Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood

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and his story –
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1,359 appearances in 31 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.

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 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
   605 Stockford Dr.
   Adrian, MI 49221-1401 

telephone (home): N/A

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)

[virtual] Oct. 20 at 11:00 am (EDT): Islip (NY) Public Library: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving" (in English and Spanish)

Oct. 26-30: available for programs in southeastern Wisconsin (& Chicago area)

Oct. 26 at 1:15 pm (CDT): Jewish Community Center: "A New Birth of Freedom" (program to be held at Shir Tikvah in Homewood, IL)

Oct. 28 at 2:00 pm (CDT): Aram Public Library (Delavan, WI): "Lincoln as Story-Teller"

Oct. 28 at 6:30 pm (CDT): Delafield (WI) Public Library: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

Oct. 29 at 10:45 am (CDT): Towner Crest Senior Living Community (Oconomowoc, WI): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Oct. 29 at 7:00 pm (CDT): Big Foot Community Fine Arts Foundation (Walworth, WI): cameo appearance in "Wayne Issleb as President Ulysses S. Grant"

[virtual] Nov. 4 at 10:30 am (CDT): Niles-Maine District Library (Niles, IL): "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual] Nov. 4 at 7:00 pm (EDT): Rochester-Avon Historical Society (Rochester, MI): "Lincoln on Immigration and America's Place in the World"

Nov. 6 at 10:30 am (EDT): Michigan Civil War History Partners (Eaton Rapids, MI): Annual Reenactors Calendar Conference

[virtual (recorded)] Nov. 8: Community Library (Salem, WI): "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual (recorded)] Nov. 8: Flossmoor (IL) Public Library: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual] Nov. 9 at 7:00 pm (EST): Huntington (NY) Public Library: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

Nov. 11 at 6:30 pm (EST): Community District Library (Corunna, MI): "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual] Nov. 15 at 7:00 pm (EST): Plymouth (MI) District Library: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual] Nov. 16 at 7:00 pm (EST): Royal Oak (MI) Public Library: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

Nov. 17-20: available for programs in Chicago area

Nov. 18 at 10:00 am (CST): Belmont Village Senior Living: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

Nov. 18 at 2:00 pm (CST): The Admiral at the Lake (Retirement Community): "Lincoln as Story-Teller"

Nov. 18 at 5:45 pm (CST): HomeSchool Hub of DeKalb County (Sycamore, IL): "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

Nov. 19 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm (CST): IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference (with Baysinger Architects)

[virtual] Nov. 22 at 7:00 pm (EST): Mount Clemens (MI) Public Library: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving" (especially for children)

[virtual] Nov. 23 at 6:30 pm (EST): Orange County Library District (Orlando, FL): "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

[virtual] Dec. 9 at 3:00 pm (EST): Brentwood (NY) Public Library: "A New Birth of Freedom"

Jan. 6-16, 2022: available for programs in LA/MS/AR/TX

Jan. 6-9: American Historical Association (New Orleans, LA): Annual Conference

 see my complete schedule (including February 2022 & beyond)

Mr. Lincoln's Travels

(contact me for a program in your area!)

Oct. 26-30, 2021:

southeastern WI (& Chicago area)

Nov. 17-20, 2021:

Chicago area

Jan. 6-16, 2022:


late Jan. 2022:

southeastern Wisconsin

Jan./Feb. 2022:


Feb. 7-13, 2022:

Chicago area

March 2022 (?):

Cincinnati area (OH/KY/IN)

March 2022 (?):

eastern IA

April 7-10, 2022:

Chicago area

April 18-24, 2022:

eastern/central KS / Kansas City area

April 25-26, 2022:

Detroit area

May 9-13, 2022:


May 16-20, 2022:

Detroit area

May 23-27, 2022:

southeastern Wisconsin

spring 2022 (?):

north central IN / southwestern MI

spring 2022 (?):

St. Louis area (MO/IL)

summer 2022 (?):


early Sept. 2022:

southwestern ON, CANADA

Fall 2022:

central & western IA

Sept. 23-27, 2022:

central IL

Oct. 18-24, 2022:

Shreveport, LA & surrounding areas

Nov. 16-19, 2022:

Chicago area

latest post (June 19, 2021)

Juneteenth: A Worthy Holiday, but the Wrong Date and Name

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 2022, in both in-person and virtual formats, and in both English and Spanish.

"Running Abe": Fastest Abe in the West!

Next race(s):

-none scheduled

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