Bringing history -
and his story -
to life!

Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood
www.MrLincoln.com

English

Espaņol

463 appearances in 13 States and two countries

                (espaņol)

Kevin Wood, currently of Oak Park, Illinois (Chicago area), portrays President Abraham Lincoln, one of our nation's most beloved and esteemed historical figures.

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
    333 S. Oak Park Ave., Unit 2N
    Oak Park, IL 60302-3549

telephone (home): 708-948-7017

telephone (cell): 708-979-3093

(ab)e-mail: abe@mrlincoln.com

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

   UPCOMING PORTRAYALS

Feb. 4: Oak Brook Public Library (Oak Brook, IL)
Feb. 5: St. Pauls House Lutheran Life Community (Chicago, IL)
Feb. 6: Stickney-Forest View Public Library (Stickney, IL)
Feb. 7: Prairieview at The Garlands (Senior Retirement Community) (Barrington, IL)
Feb. 7: Prospect Heights Public Library (Prospect Heights, IL)
Feb. 8: Acorn Public Library (Oak Forest, IL)
Feb. 9: Lemont Area Historical Society (Lemont, IL)
Feb. 11: Prairie Center for the Arts (Schaumburg, IL)
Feb. 12: Mr. Lincoln's Birthday!
Feb. 12: Cordia Senior Residence (Westmont, IL)
Feb. 13: Ela Township "55 Plus" (Lake Zurich, IL)
Feb. 13: Irvin L. Young Memorial Library (Whitewater, WI)
Feb. 14: Britten School (Westchester, IL)
Feb. 14: St. Charles Public Library (St. Charles, IL)
Feb. 15: Naperville Public Library: 95th Street Library (Naperville, IL)
Feb. 15: West Chicago Public Library (West Chicago, IL)
Feb. 16: Oak Trace Senior Community (Downers Grove, IL)
Feb. 17: South Haven Public Library (Porter Co. Pub. Lib. Sys.) (South Haven, IN)
Feb. 17: Portage Public Library (Porter Co. Pub. Lib. Sys.) (Portage, IN)
Feb. 18: Morton Grove Public Library (Morton Grove, IL)
Feb. 19: Presidents' Day Holiday!
Feb. 19: Museum of the Grand Prairie (Mahomet, IL)
Feb. 19: Tolono Public Library (Tolono, IL)
Feb. 20: Nettie Davis / Wanda Kendall / Glenn Raymond Schools (Watseka, IL)
Feb. 21: The Birches Assisted Living (Clarendon Hills, IL)
Feb. 22: Washington Elementary School (Sterling, IL)
Feb. 22: Lincoln Elementary School (Sterling, IL)
Feb. 22: Dixon Public Library (Dixon, IL)
Feb. 22: Lincoln-Manahan Home Museum (Sterling, IL)
Feb. 24: Wood River Public Library (Wood River, IL)
Feb. 24: Columbia Public Library (Columbia, IL)
Feb. 24: O'Fallon Public Library (O'Fallon, IL)
Feb. 27: Aram Public Library (Delavan, WI)
Feb. 28: Butler Middle School (Waukesha, WI)
Feb. 28: Waukesha Public Library (Waukesha, WI)
Mar. 1: Graham Public Library (Union, WI)
Mar. 1: Germantown Community Library (Germantown, WI)
Mar. 2: Fairhaven Senior Services (Whitewater, WI)
Mar. 3: Slinger Community Library (Slinger, WI)
Mar. 22: Shorewood-Troy Public Library (Shorewood, IL)
 

 see the complete list (including April and beyond)

Mr. Lincoln's Travels (map)

(contact me for a program in your area!)

February 19-20:

east central IL

February 23-25:

greater St. Louis area (MO/IL)

February 27 - March 3:

southeastern WI

March/April:

north central IN / southwestern MI

April 9-13:

east central IA

April/May:

southwestern OH

early May:

central WI

May:

central IN

May 14-18:

south central IA

May 21-25:

southeastern / south central WI

June 4-6:

southeastern WI

Oct. 8-10:

southeastern WI

October:

central IN

November:

eastern PA (?)

November:

north central IN / southwestern MI

November:

southeastern WI

 

Laura Keyes' website

 

 

Mr. Lincoln Visits Millenium Park in Chicago (11/14/2016)

top: Homer Harvest Days (Homer Twp., IL); bottom: Tolono Public Library (Tolono, IL)

latest post (November 19):

The Gettysburg Address: Memorable Words, Memorable Deeds

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 available in both English and Spanish from Dec. 3, 2017 through Dec. 2, 2018.

"Running Abe": Fastest Abe in the West!

Next race:

none scheduled

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

www.MrLincoln.com Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood updated 12/15/2017