Abraham Lincoln and Thanksgiving

Date:
Wednesday, 11/09/2022
Time: 6:00 pm

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During the first eighty-seven (“four score and seven”) years of our nation’s history, a national day of thanksgiving was observed only very sporadically. Several of the individual States observed such a day, but these were not coordinated in any way and were held any time from October through January.

Adults and children alike are invited to come hear a first-hand account from President Abraham Lincoln himself about how our national, annual observance of the Thanksgiving holiday came to be established in the fall of 1863, in the midst of the Civil War. This program serves as a reminder that despite whatever difficulties we might be experiencing we can still find reasons for which to be thankful.

This program is most appropriate for adults and for children from six years old on up. It runs a little under 60 minutes and is followed by an additional time of Q&A, photos, and informal interaction.

About the Presenter:

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 for 22 years. He has made over 1,500 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.

This program will be in the Library’s Lower Level meeting room. Scroll down to register or call the library at 734-426-4477.

 


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11/09/2022 6:00 PM 11/09/2022 6:00 PM America/Detroit Abraham Lincoln and Thanksgiving

During the first eighty-seven (“four score and seven”) years of our nation’s history, a national day of thanksgiving was observed only very sporadically. Several of the individual States observed such a day, but these were not coordinated in any way and were held any time from October through January. Adults and children alike are invited […]

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