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Abraham Lincoln
was certainly the tallest...
arguably the funniest...
claimed to be the homeliest...
and was, by consensus of historians, the greatest ...
President in the history of the Union...
Wouldn’t you like to meet him?

  • "Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the government. Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it."
  • "I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States,...order and declare that all persons held as slaves...are, and henceforward shall be free..."
  • "...That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
  • "... With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work that we are in..."

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Photo by Studio B,
Mt. Vernon, IN

Dean Dorrell
as Abraham Lincoln

  • Awarded 2002 Best Abraham Lincoln by the Association of Lincoln Presenters.
  • With Donna McCreary, awarded 2005 Glen Schnizlein Award for best Abraham and Mary Lincoln Team by the Association of Lincoln Presenters.
  • At 6’ 6" tall, Mr. Dorrell is similar in stature to Mr. Lincoln...
  • is the winner of the 1996 Watermelon Festival Abraham Lincoln look-alike contest...
  • has appeared at festivals and meetings for museums and historical societies as Mr. Lincoln...
  • has given presentations to various social, historical, and civic groups...
  • has appeared in schools, Kindergarten through High School (and has a degree in Education)...
  • and has appeared on stage in the one-man play "Mr. Lincoln", by Herbert Mitgang, as well as his own "Evening with Abraham Lincoln."

Click on the links to see...

Other Lincoln resources:

A great Abraham Lincoln site for kids!

Abraham Lincoln On Line

Association of Lincoln Presenters
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The Lincoln Amphitheatre

Friends of Lincoln State Park

Presenting Donna McCreary as Mary Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln in Spencer County, Indiana

Kids can e-mail Abe Lincoln at
abe (see NOTE below)
and get a response
or see the Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here
for Abe.

For more information, or to arrange a visit with Abraham Lincoln, call (812) 254-7315.

or write to:
Dean Dorrell
5 1/2 Daviess Dr.
Washington, IN 47501

or e-mail abe

NOTE: Unfortunately, Mr. Lincoln gets a lot of junk  mail, and sometimes real messages get lost in all of it. To keep your message from getting lost, we suggest putting "Dear Abe" or "Dear Mr. Lincoln" in the subject line.



Appearing every summer in "A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale" at the Lincoln Amphitheatre

With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan--to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations. -  A. Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address

"It is the eternal struggle between these two principles---right and wrong---throughout the world. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time; and will ever continue to struggle. The one is the common right of humanity and the other the divine right of kings. It is the same principle in whatever shape it develops itself. It is the same spirit that says, ``You work and toil and earn bread, and I'll eat it.'' No matter in what shape it comes, whether from the mouth of a king who seeks to bestride the people of his own nation and live by the fruit of their labor, or from one race of men as an apology for enslaving another race, it is the same tyrannical principle." - A. Lincoln - from his last debate with Stephen Douglas during the 1858 Senate campaign.

"Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. I, for one, have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed by my fellow man, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. How far I shall succeed in achieving that ambition is yet to be developed."
A. Lincoln - from his letter to the voters of Sangamo County, during his first (unsuccessful) try for the Illinois State Legislature.

"Lincoln is a strong man, but his strength is of a peculiar kind; it is not aggressive so much as passive, and among passive things, it is like the strength not so much of a stone buttress as of a wire cable. It is strength swaying to every influence, yielding on this side and on that to popular needs, yet tenaciously, inflexibly bound to carry its great end; and probably by no other kind of strength could our national ship have been drawn safely thus far during the tossings and tempests which beset her way. - Harriet Beecher Stowe - from an interview, quoted in "Lincoln As I Knew Him", Edited by Harold Holzer.

Abe at Symphony on the Prairie

Symphony on the Prairie, with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

President Lincoln and his mother in "A Pioneer Tale"

President Lincoln and his mother (Kat Moser) in "A Pioneer Tale."