Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood

Bringing history –
and his story –
to life!

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1,669 appearances in 32 States and two foreign countries

a multi-lingual Lincoln!

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

Mr. Lincoln's videos!

"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.

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 Chicago History Museum, 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 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 policial 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<@>mrlincoln.com (remove "<" and ">")

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



Mon., Feb. 1 at 9:00 am (EST): Fox Run Senior Living (Novi, MI): meet-and-greet

Mon., Feb. 1 at 1:15 pm (EST): Fox Run Senior Living (Rose Court) (Novi, MI): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Mon., Feb. 1 at 3:00 pm (EST): Fox Run Senior Living (Novi, MI): "Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality"

[virtual (recorded)] Mon., Feb. 1, 2023: Gilberts Elementary School: 2nd grade

Feb. 6-11, 2023: available for programs in Chicago area

Mon., Feb. 6 at 9:30 am (CST): The Pointe at Kilpatrick (Senior Living Community) (Crestwood): "Lincoln as Story-Teller"

Mon., Feb. 6 at 1:00 pm (CST): DeKalb County Farm Bureau (Sycamore): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Mon., Feb. 6 at 6:30 pm (CST): Huntley Area Public Library: "A New Birth of Freedom"

Tues., Feb. 7 at 10:00 am (CST): Heritage Woods of Huntley (Senior Living Community): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Tues., Feb. 7 at 1:00 pm (CST): Central-Denison Elementary School (Lake Geneva, WI_: 2nd grade

Tues., Feb. 7 at 3:00 pm (CST): Geneva Crossing - The Highlands & The Terraces (Senior Living Community) (Lake Geneva, WI): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Tues., Feb. 7 at 6:00 pm (CST): Lake Geneva (WI) Public Library: "A Visit with Mr. Lincoln" (children's program)

Wed., Feb. 8 at 9:30 am (CST): South School (Glencoe): 1st grade

Wed., Feb. 8 at 1:00 pm (CST): North Shore Senior Center Lifelong Learning Program (Northfield): "Lincoln on Leadership"

Wed., Feb. 8 at 3:15 pm (CST): The Summit of Uptown (Senior Living Community) (Park Ridge): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Wed., Feb. 8 at 8:00 pm (CST): Vi at The Glen (Senior Living Community) (Glenview): "Lincoln as Story-Teller"

Thurs., Feb. 9 at 9:30 am (CST): Cordia Senior Residence (Westmont): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Thurs., Feb. 9 at 11:30 pm (CST): Homeschooling Village of Plainfield (program at Joliet Public Library Black Road Branch): elementary students

Thurs., Feb. 9 at 2:00 pm (CST): Warrenville Public Library: "Lincoln on Leadership"

Thurs., Feb. 9 at 6:00 pm (CST): Hinckley Public Library: "From Obscurity to Greatness: Illinois and Lincoln, 1830 to 1861"

Fri., Feb. 10 at 9:00 am (CST): O'Hare International Airport (Chicago): meet-and-greet

Fri., Feb. 10 at 1:30 pm (CST): Lacey Creek Supportive Living (Downers Grove): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Fri., Feb. 10 at 3:30 pm (CST): Wyndemere Senior Community (Wheaton): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Fri., Feb. 10 at 6:30 pm (CST): Lemont Area Historical Society: "Drinkin' with Lincoln"

Sat., Feb. 11 at 10:00 am (CST): Brookdale Orland Park (Senior Living Community): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Sat., Feb. 11 at 1:00 pm (CST): Mokena Community Public Library: "A New Birth of Freedom"

Feb. 12-13, 2023: available for programs in north central IL

Sun., Feb. 12: Lincoln's Birthday! (a "Super Sunday" all-around!)

Sun., Feb. 12 at 2:00 pm (CST): Lincoln-Manahan Home Museum (Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society) (Sterling, IL): Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality"

Mon., Feb. 13 at 10:00 am (CST): Evenglow Senior Living (Pontiac) "A New Birth of Freedom"

Mon., Feb. 13 at 2:00 pm (CST): Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac: "A New Birth of Freedom"

Mon., Feb. 13 at 5:30 pm (CST): Pontiac Public Library: "Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality"


 see my complete schedule (including the rest of February & beyond)

Mr. Lincoln's Travels

(contact me for a program in your area!)

February 1, 2023:

Detroit area

February 6-11, 2023:

Chicago area

February 12-13, 2023:

north central IL

February 16-17, 2023:

southwestern MI

February 18, 2023:

northwestern OH

February 19, 2023:

Detroit area

February 20-21, 2023:

northwestern OH

February 22-24, 2023:

Detroit area

February 26, 2023:

northwestern IN

February 27-28, 2023:

northwestern OH

March 6-11, 2023:

eastern IA

March 13-15, 2023:

eastern OH/WV panhandle

March 16-18, 2023:

Cincinnati/Dayton area (OH/KY/IN)

March 23-25, 2023:

central OH

April 10-17, 2023:

Chicago area & central IL

April 24-28, 2023:

north central OH

May 1-6, 2023:

central IA

May 11-12, 2023:

Detroit area

May 15-19, 2023:

Detroit area

 May 22-27, 2023:

southeastern WI

June 1-4, 2023:

central IL

June 15-18, 2023:

central IL

 summer 2023 (?):


July 14-18, 2023 (?):

southeastern WI

July 27-30, 2023 (?):

central IL

Sept. 4-5, 2023 (?):

southwestern ON, CANADA

Sept. 11-15, 2023 (?):

eastern OH/western PA/WV

Sept. 21-26, 2023 (?):

central IL

fall 2023 (?):

southeastern WI

fall 2023 (?):

north central IN / southwestern MI

Oct. 19-23, 2023 (?):

Chicago area

Nov. 13-19, 2023 (?):

Chicago area

January 2024 (?):


Oct. 2024 (?):

western IA

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 race(s):

-06/02/23: Legacy of Giving 5K/10K (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