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Laughing with Lincoln

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June 14, 2022 ∙ 2:00 - 3:30pm
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1st floor - Meeting Room A&B
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Add to Calendar 2022-06-14 14:00:00 2022-06-14 15:30:00 America/Chicago Laughing with Lincoln Mr. Abe Lincoln, portrayed by Kevin Wood, shares some of his favorite stories and jokes, with a good dose of both the nation's history and the president's personal story. Signup required. internal tplibrary@tplibrary.org
Laughing with Lincoln

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Mr. Lincoln, portrayed by Kevin Wood, shares some of his favorite stories and jokes, with a good dose of both the nation's history and the president's personal story. Mr. Lincoln will also cause you to reflect on life, people, and the world we live in. Mr. Lincoln sometimes told these stories simply to entertain, but more often than not, when he would begin “That reminds me of a little story…”, there were other reasons, too. He might wish to illustrate a point, to relieve tension, or to distract from the difficulties and hard realities of life, especially in the midst of the Civil War. As he told his Cabinet, “With the fearful strain that is upon me night and day, if I did not laugh occasionally I should die, and you need this medicine as much as I do”.

Speaker Bio: 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 plus Washington DC and two foreign countries: Canada and Spain. Mr. Wood also writes a blog – “Loath to Close… Still!” – which encourages others to reflect upon and learn from President Lincoln’s life and legacy. For more information, visit www.mrlincoln.com. 

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