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Abraham Lincoln: a new birth of freedom
July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmFree
Hear a first-hand account from Abraham Lincoln himself of the history of the United States of America during his time, from his childhood on the frontier to the twelve turbulent years from 1854 to 1865 which nearly destroyed our young nation but instead eventually resulted in a “new birth of freedom.”
Mr. Lincoln quotes from his best-known speeches and writings, and he also talks about his own inspiring story, of how he rose from a humble background to the highest office in the land through self-study, hard work, ambition, and a strong moral character.
Mr. Lincoln is portrayed by Kevin Wood, a professional Lincoln presenter who bears a remarkable resemblance to “the Great Emancipator” and who is extremely knowledgeable about his life and times. Mr. Wood has been portraying Mr. Lincoln since the year 2000, and on a professional basis since 2015. He has made over 1,300 appearances in 31 states, Washington DC, and two foreign countries.
This program is most appropriate for adults and for children from six years old on up. It runs 60 minutes and is followed by an additional time of Q&A and photos. Come spend the afternoon with Mr. Lincoln!
This program is free and open to everyone. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Public Library.
The event will be held outdoors if the weather permits, so bring a chair or blanket to sit on. In case of bad weather, the event may be moved into the Mercer Community Center. If the event is held indoors, people who are not vaccinated for COVID-19 are asked to wear a mask.
For more information, please call the Mercer Library at 715-476-2366.