- This event has passed.
The Boulder Junction Public Library Presents “Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom”
July 14 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Boulder Junction Public Library presents “Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom” on Wednesday, July 13, 3:30 pm, at the Boulder Junction Community Center Outdoor Pavilion. Adults and children alike will enjoy hearing 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 plus Washington DC and two foreign countries: Canada and Spain.
This program is free and open to the public. 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, photos, and informal interaction.
The event will be held outdoors under the pavilion if the weather permits. Benches are available but guests may also bring their own outdoor chairs. In case of bad weather, the event may be moved into the Boulder Junction Community Center. For questions and further information, please call the library at 715-385-2050 or email [email protected].