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Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood

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1,388 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 (live)] Dec. 9 at 3:00 pm (EST): Brentwood (NY) Public Library: "A New Birth of Freedom"

Jan. 5-14, 2022: available for programs in LA/MS/AL/FL/TX

Jan. 5 at 1:15 pm (CST): Houma Christian School (Houma, LA): 5th-7th grade

Jan. 5 at 7:00 pm (CST): Terrebonne Parish Library - North Branch (Gray, LA): "A New Birth of Freedom"

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

Jan. 10 (?): Northshore Prep Academy (Mandeville, LA): K-7th grade (pending confirmation of date)

Jan. 10 at 7:00? pm (CST): St. Charles Parish Library - East Regional Library (Destrehan, LA): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Jan. 11 at 2:00 pm? (CST): Vista Shores Assisted Living and Memory Care (New Orleans, LA): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Jan. 12 at 7:00 pm (CST): East Baton Rouge Parish Library - Main Library (Baton Rouge, LA): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 2022: available for programs in SE Wisconsin

Jan. 31 at 9:15 am (CST): Jackson Elementary School (Sheboygan, WI): 2nd and 5th grades

Jan. 31 at 12:50 pm (CST): Pigeon River Elementary School (Sheboygan, WI): 5th grade

Jan. 31 at 6:00 pm (CST): Fox Lake (WI) Public Library: "A New Birth of Freedom" (program at Community Congregational Museum, 206 S. College Ave.)

Feb. 1 at 3:00 pm (CST): Germantown (WI) Community Library: "Lincoln as Story-Teller"

Feb. 1 at 6:00 pm (CST): Grafton (WI) Public Library (USS Liberty Memorial Public Library): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Feb. 2 at 6:30 pm (CST): Mayville (WI) Public Library: "A New Birth of Freedom"

Feb. 3 at 10:45 am (CST): Towner Crest Senior Living Community (Oconomowoc, WI): "Lincoln as Story-Teller"

Feb. 3 at 12:30 pm (CST): Three Pillars Senior Living Community (Dousman, WI): "Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality"

Feb. 3 at 5:30 pm (CST): Juneau (WI) Public Library: "A New Birth of Freedom"

[virtual (recorded)] Feb. 8-22: McHenry (IL) Public Library: "Lincoln on Immigration & America's Place in the World"

[virtual (recorded)] Feb. 8-22: McHenry (IL) Public Library: "Lincoln sobre la inmigración y el lugar de América en el mundo" (in Spanish)

Feb. 4-13, 2022: available for programs in Chicago area

Feb. 5-6: Chicago Travel and Adventure Show (Rosemont, IL): representing Springfield (IL) Convention & Visitors Bureau

Feb. 7 at 1:30 pm (CST): The Pointe at Kilpatrick (Senior Living Community) (Crestwood, IL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Feb. 7 at 4:00 pm (CST): Manteno (IL) Public Library: "A Visit with Mr. Lincoln" (children's program)

Feb. 7 at 7:00 pm (CST): Tinley Park (IL) Public Library: "Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality"

Feb. 8 at 9:00 am (CST): homeschool group at Joliet (IL) First Assembly of God: 6-8 years old and tbd (two programs)

Feb. 8 at 12:00 noon (CST): The Center at Palos Park (IL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Feb. 9 at 11:00 am (CST): North Riverside (IL) Parks and Recreation: "A New Birth of Freedom"

Feb. 9 at 1:30 pm (CST): Geneva (IL) Public Library: "Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality"

Feb. 9 at 7:00 pm (CST): Elmhurst (IL) Public Library: "Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality"

Feb. 10 at 10:00 am (CST): Huntley Springs Retirement Resort (Huntley, IL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Feb. 10 at 1:00 pm (CST): St. Charles (IL) Public Library: "Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality"

Feb. 10 at 6:00 pm (CST): Oak Brook (IL) Public Library: "Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality"

Feb. 11 at 10:30 am (CST): The Mather (Senior Living Community) (Evanston, IL): "Lincoln on Immigration & America's Place in the World"

Feb. 11 at 1:00 pm (CST): North Shore Senior Center Lifelong Learning Program (Northfield, IL): "Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality"

Feb. 11 at 3:00 pm (CST): Arbor Terrace Glenview (Glenview, IL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Feb. 11 at 6:30 pm (CST): Lemont (IL) Area Historical Society: "Drinkin' with Lincoln"

Feb. 12: Lincoln's Birthday: still available!!!

Feb. 13 at 11:00 am (CST): Prairieview at The Garlands (Senior Retirement Community) (Barrington, IL): "Lincoln on Religion and the Bible"

Feb. 13 at 2:00 pm (CST): Daughters of the American Revolution - Ansel Brainerd Cook Chapter (Libertyville, IL): Student Awards Meeting

[virtual (live)] Feb. 15 at 6:30 pm (CST): Palos Heights (IL) Public Library: "Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality"

[virtual (live)] Feb. 16 at 7:00 pm (CST): Eisenhower Public Library (Harwood Heights, IL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

[virtual (live)] Feb. 17 at 11:30 am (CST): Dunlap (IL) Public Library: "From Obscurity to Greatness: Illinois and Lincoln, 1830 to 1861"

Feb. 17 at 6:30 pm (EST): Adrian (MI) District Library: "A New Birth of Freedom"

Feb. 19 at 2:30 pm (EST): Fowlerville (MI) District Library: "A New Birth of Freedom"

Feb. 21: Presidents' Day: still available in morning & afternoon!!!

Feb. 21 at 6:30 pm (EST): Howell (MI) Carnegie District Library: "Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality"

Feb. 23 at 6:30 pm (EST): Dearborn (MI) Public Library: "A New Birth of Freedom"

Feb. 24 at 6:30 pm (EST): Allegan (MI) District Library: "A New Birth of Freedom"

 see my complete schedule (including March & beyond)

Mr. Lincoln's Travels

(contact me for a program in your area!)

Jan. 5-14, 2022:

LA/MS/AL/FL/TX

Jan. 31 - Feb. 4, 2022:

southeastern WI

Feb. 4-13, 2022:

Chicago area

March 2022 (?):

Cincinnati area (OH/KY/IN)

March 14-19, 2022:

central IL and St. Louis area (MO/IL)

Mar. 28 - Apr. 2, 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, 2022:

north central IL

May 10-13, 2022:

central IA

May 16-20, 2022:

Detroit area

May 23-27, 2022:

southeastern WI

spring 2022 (?):

north central IN / southwestern MI

June 2022:

Chicago area

summer 2022 (?):

ARGENTINA

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. 15-19, 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