An Evening with Abraham Lincoln:
A one-man play. This play runs about 90 minutes, and includes a brief intermission. Mr. Lincoln tells the story of his life, from his beginnings in Kentucky to his adult years in and around Springfield, as well as his years as President. Most of the play is in Lincoln’s own words, from his various speeches and writings. A sound system is required, along with basic theater lighting. No set is necessary except for a few basic furnishings.
A Visit with Abraham Lincoln:
A flexible presentation of Mr. Lincoln’s life. This presentation can run anywhere from 15 to 75 minutes, and can be tailored to the needs of the audience. Mr. Lincoln talks about his early life, his adult years in and around Springfield, and his years as President. Most of the presentation is in Lincoln’s own words, from his various speeches and writings. This presentation can be made just about anywhere; it is helpful, but not necessary, to have a table, a chair, and a podium available.
Abraham Lincoln and Thanksgiving:
The proclamation by Abraham Lincoln, making Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, is an excellent reminder of what this holiday is all about. It is presented in context, including Mr. Lincoln’s own thoughts and feelings about the Civil War.
A Visit with Abraham Lincoln (for kids):
This presentation is especially geared toward grade-school age children, with emphasis on Lincoln’s life as a child in Kentucky and Indiana. It runs anywhere from twenty to thirty minutes, depending on the age of the children, with plenty of time available afterward for questions from the kids. This can be performed in assembly or in classrooms, with time for questions afterward.
Around the Pickle Barrel with Abraham Lincoln:
People used to sit around the pickle barrel at the local general store and talk about events of the day. Mr. Lincoln brings his own pickle barrel and rocking chair. There are some suggested topics for discussion, but all topics appropriate to the 1860’s are open.
In all cases, Mr. Lincoln can be available after the presentation to answer questions and participate in discussions based around the life and times of Abraham Lincoln.
The costume is authentic from the top of the stovepipe hat to the sole of the Civil War era boots (Rubber has been added to the heel to prevent marring floors). Clothing is natural fiber based on Civil War era patterns.
Fees are negotiable, depending on travel distance and type of presentation desired. Please see main page for contact information.