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Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood

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1,501 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 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): 517-920-4849

telephone (cell): 708-979-3093

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

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

 

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

[virtual (recorded)] May 16-22: Plainfield (IL) Public Library: "Lincoln sobre la inmigración y el lugar de América en el mundo" (in Spanish)

May 16-20, 2022: available for programs in Detroit area

May 16-20 (daily) from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm (EDT): Troy (MI) Historic Village: Civil War program for 8th grade students from Larson Middle School (M), Baker Middle School (T), Oakview Middle School (W), Boulan Park Middle School (R), and Smith Middle School (F)

May 16 at 3:00 pm (EDT): All Seasons West Bloomfield (MI) (Senior Living Community): "A New Birth of Freedom"

May 21 at 8:00 am (EDT): Spring into Fitness 5K (Adrian, MI: start/finish at Lincoln Elementary School)

May 23-28, 2022: available for programs in southeastern WI

May 23 at 1:15 pm (CDT): Fairhaven Senior Services (Whitewater, WI): "A New Birth of Freedom"

May 24 at 10:00 am (CDT): Lake Denoon Middle School (Muskego, WI): 8th grade

May 24 at 1:15 pm (CDT): Ronald Reagan Elementary School (New Berlin, WI): 5th grade

May 24 at 2:30 pm (CDT): Poplar Creek Elementary School: (New Berlin, WI): 5th grade

May 24 at 6:30 pm (CDT): Jack Russell Memorial Library: (Hartford, WI) "Lincoln the Lawyer"

May 25 at 9:00 am (CDT): Slinger (WI) Elementary School: 5th grade

May 25 at 11:00 am (CDT): David's Star Lutheran Church OWLS Senior Group (Jackson, WI): "Lincoln on Religion and the Bible"

May 25 at 2:00 pm (CDT): Elmwood Elementary School: (New Berlin, WI): 5th grade

May 25 at 7:00 pm (CDT): Brookfield (WI) Public Library: "The 'Lost Speech': Lincoln's Greatest Ever?"

May 26 at 9:00 am (CDT): Woodlands School (Milwaukee, WI): 5th & 6th grades

May 26 at 11:05 am (CDT): Ozaukee Middle School (Fredonia, WI): 7th grade

May 27 at 9:15 am (CDT): Templeton Middle School (Sussex, WI): 8th grade

May 28 at 2:00 pm (CDT): Lake Villa (IL) District Library: "A New Birth of Freedom"

June 2-5, 2022: available for programs in central IL

June 3 from 5:00 pm - 12:00 midnight (CDT): Legacy of Giving Music Festival (Springfield, IL): meet-and-greet

June 4 from 12:00 noon - 12:00 midnight (CDT): Legacy of Giving Music Festival (Springfield, IL): meet-and-greet

June 11-17, 2022: available for programs in Chicago area

June 11 at 1:00 pm (CDT): North Chicago (IL) Public Library: "Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality"

June 11 at 4:00 pm (CDT): Will County Historical Museum and Research Center (Lockport, IL): "From Obscurity to Greatness: Illinois and Lincoln, 1830 to 1861" (IL Road Scholars)

June 12 at 2:00 pm (CDT): Naper Settlement (Naperville, IL): Lemont Quarrymen Vintage Base Ball Game vs. Prairie Chickens Base Ball Club of McLean County

June 13 at 10:00 am (CDT): Huntley Springs Retirement Resort (Huntley, IL): "Lincoln as Story-Teller"

June 14 at 2:00 pm (CDT): Tinley Park (IL) Public Library: "Lincoln as Story-Teller" ("Laughing with Lincoln")

June 15 at 1:00 pm (CDT): Tamarisk NorthShore (Senior Living Community) (Deerfield, IL): "Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality"

June 16 at 12:30 pm (CDT): Bernard Horwich Jewish Community Center (Chicago, IL): "A New Birth of Freedom"

June 16 at 6:30 pm (CDT): Lisle (IL) Heritage Society: "From Obscurity to Greatness: Illinois and Lincoln, 1830 to 1861" (IL Road Scholars)

June 17-19, 2022: available for programs in central IL

June 18 at 12:00 noon (CDT): Champaign (IL) Public Library, Douglass Branch: Juneteenth Celebration

June 18 at 1:30 pm (CDT): Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park and Memorial (Decatur, IL): Homestead Homecoming/Juneteenth Celebration

June 22 at 10:30 am (EDT): Brumback Library (Van Wert, OH): "A Visit with Mr. Lincoln" (children's program)

 

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

Mr. Lincoln's Travels

(contact me for a program in your area!)

May 13-14, 2022:

Chicago area

May 16-20, 2022:

Detroit area

May 23-28, 2022:

southeastern WI

June 2-5, 2022:

central IL

June 11-17, 2022:

Chicago area

June 17-19, 2022:

central IL

June 28 - July 3, 2022:

central IL

July 15-21, 2022:

southeastern WI

July 21-22, 2022:

central IA

summer 2022 (?):

ARGENTINA

Sept. 5-6, 2022:

southwestern ON, CANADA

Sept. 19-23, 2022:

western IA (and eastern SD?)

Sept. 24-27, 2022:

central IL

summer/fall 2022:

St. Louis area (MO/IL)

fall 2022:

southeastern WI

fall 2022:

north central IN / southwestern MI

Oct. 13-17, 2022:

Chicago area

Oct. 18-24, 2022:

LA/TX/AR/MS

Nov. 14-19, 2022:

Chicago area

January 2023:

LA/MS/AL/FL/TX/AR

January 12-16, 2023:

Chicago area

March 2023:

Cincinnati area (OH/KY/IN)

spring 2023:

eastern IA

April 2023:

central IL

May 8-12, 2023 (?):

central IA

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):

-May 21: Spring into Fitness 5K (Adrian, MI: start/finish at Lincoln Elementary School)

-July 30: Abe's Olympic Triathlon (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