Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood

Bringing history –
and his story –
to life!

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1,565 appearances in 31 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

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



Aug. 7 at 4:00 pm (EDT): Lenawee County Republican Party 3rd Annual Ice Cream Social (Clayton, MI): "Lincoln and the Founding of the Republican Party"

Aug. 28 at 10:00? am (EDT): Jackson (MI) Civil War Muster (pending confirmation)

Aug. 29 at 2:00 pm (EDT): All Seasons West Bloomfield (MI) (Senior Living Community): "Lincoln as Story-Teller"

Sept. 15 at 6:00 pm (EDT): Defiance (OH) Public Library: "A New Birth of Freedom"

Sept. 18 at 2:00 pm (CDT): Marshalltown (IA) Public Library: "A New Birth of Freedom"

Sept. 19-23, 2022: available for programs in western IA

Sept. 19 at 10:30 am (CDT): Northwest Iowa Community College (Sheldon, IA): "Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality"

Sept. 19 at 1:30 pm (CDT): Sheldon (IA) Public Library: "Lincoln on Leadership"

Sept. 19 at 4:00 pm (CDT): Orange City (IA) Public Library: "A New Birth of Freedom"

Sept. 19 at 6:30 pm (CDT): Marcus (IA) Public Library: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

Sept. 20 at 9:00 am (CDT): Paullina (IA) Public Library: "A New Birth of Freedom"

Sept. 20 at 2:00 pm (CDT): Hull (IA) Public Library: "A New Birth of Freedom"

Sept. 20 at 7:00 pm (CDT): Sioux Center (IA) Public Library: "Lincoln on Leadership"

Sept. 21 at 2:00 pm (CDT): Aspen Heights Senior Living (Hull, IA): tbd

Sept. 21 at 6:00 pm (CDT): Le Mars (IA) Public Library: "A New Birth of Freedom"

Sept. 22 at 1:00 pm (CDT): Fisher Whiting Memorial Library (Mapleton, IA): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Sept. 22 at 6:00 pm (CDT): Norelius Community Library (Denison, IA): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Sept. 23 at 1:30 pm (CDT): Friendship Haven (Senior Living Community) (Fort Dodge, IA): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Sept. 23 at 4:00 pm? (CDT): Dayton (IA) Public Library: "A New Birth of Freedom" (?)

Sept. 24-27, 2022: available for programs in central & northern IL

Sept. 24-25: Apple 'n Pork Festival at DeWitt County Museum/C.H. Moore Homestead (Clinton, IL): tbd / meet-and-greet

Sept. 26 at 10:00 am (CDT): Evergreen Place Assisted Living (Normal, IL): "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"

Sept. 26 at 2:00 pm? (CDT): Carriage Crossing Senior Living of Bloomington (IL): tbd

Sept. 26 at 6:30 pm (CDT): Graves-Hume Public Library (Mendota, IL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Sept. 27 at 3:30 pm (CDT): Tabor Hills (Senior Living Community) (Naperville, IL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

Sept. 28-30: Ohio Library Council: Annual Conference (exhibitor) (Toledo, OH)

Oct. 4-7, 2022: available for programs in SE WI (10/8: northern IL)

Oct. 4 at 6:30 pm (CDT): Elm Grove (WI) Public Library: "Lincoln on Leadership"

Oct. 5 at 6:30 pm (CDT): Lake Geneva (WI) Public Library: "Lincoln on Immigration and America's Place in the World"

Oct. 6 at 10:00 am (CDT): Irvin L. Young Memorial Library (Whitewater, WI): "A Visit with Mr. Lincoln" (children's program)

Oct. 6 at 1:15 pm (CDT): Fairhaven Senior Services (Whitewater, WI): "The Political Lincoln: Honest Abe on Campaigns and Elections"

Oct. 6 at 5:30 pm (CDT): Irvin L. Young Memorial Library (Whitewater, WI): tbd

Oct. 7 at 12:30 pm (CDT): Three Pillars Senior Living Community (Dousman, WI): "Lincoln and Thanksgiving" (?) (two programs)

Oct. 8 at 1:00 pm (CDT): I&M Canal National Heritage Area Visitor Center (LaSalle, IL): "From Obscurity to Greatness: Illinois and Lincoln, 1830 to 1861"

Oct. 10 at 6:00 pm (EDT): Holgate (OH) Community Library: "Lincoln and Thanksgiving"


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

Mr. Lincoln's Travels

(contact me for a program in your area!)

Sept. 19-23, 2022:

western IA

Sept. 24-27, 2022:

central & northern IL

Oct. 4-7, 2022:

southeastern WI (10/8: northern IL)

Oct. 13-17, 2022:

Chicago area

Oct. 18-26, 2022:


fall 2022:

north central IN / southwestern MI

Nov. 10-11, 2022:

Detroit area

Nov. 13-19, 2022:

Chicago area

January 12-16, 2023:

Chicago area

January 18-24, 2023:


Jan. 30-Feb. 4, 2023 (?):

southwestern ON, CANADA

February 6-12, 2023:

Chicago area

March 2023:

Cincinnati area (OH/KY/IN)

spring 2023:

southeastern WI

spring 2023:

eastern IA

April 10-17, 2023:

Chicago area & central IL

May 8-12, 2023 (?):

central IA

May 15-19, 2023 (?):

Detroit area

 May 22-26, 2023 (?):

southeastern WI

June 1-4, 2023 (?):

central IL

 summer 2023 (?):


July 14-18, 2023 (?)

southeastern WI

July 27-29, 2023 (?):

central IL

Sept. 4-5, 2023 (?):

southwestern ON, CANADA

latest post (June 19, 2021)

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

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):

-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