Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood

Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood


“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” - Abraham Lincoln
🍎🥧What an amazing time we had spending the afternoon with Abraham Lincoln. We had FUN and learned so much!! 🍎A speacial thank you to Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood for coming out.
We were honored to have Abraham Lincoln visit the library today! We heard many interesting facts and wonderful stories about our 16th President. Thank you to Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood for another fantastic program!
Abe Lincoln returns to Germantown Library! Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood reveals another side of our 16th president in "Lincoln As Story-Teller". Mr. Lincoln shares some of his favorite stories and jokes, and explains why he used these so often. You'll get a good dose of both the nation's history and Mr. Lincoln's personal story.

Thank yo to the Friends of the Germantown Community Library for sponsoring this program!
A special thank you to Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood for taking the time to visit the Terrebonne Library. It was a joy to have him come and discuss his experiences as president and the events of his life leading up to his presidency.
ADL received a very presidential guest today, but despite his honest recognizability, we still asked for their library card. 🎩

Mark your calendars for Feb. 17, 2022 for our program, “Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom.” | Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood
Happy Veterans Day!! Thank you to all who have served! 🇺🇸
This is a post from the 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln. If you would like to meet the President, and learn about Thanksgiving in the United States, you can stop by the Corunna Branch of the library tonight @ 6:30 PM. For more information visit: https://www.mycdl.org/events/corunna-abraham-lincoln-and-thanksgiving?fbclid=IwAR0ZnSxaGt7nmYsDBXBWe3t_6vt7b_y7RdmrKQKjK9EqyIXsvS5JmAuOj08 or call (989) 743-4800. #WhereIdeasTakeFlight 🦃📚🎩
We had a great turnout for our first in-person program since March 2020! Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood
President Lincoln gave a wonderful talk today at the Indianola Activity Center, a great mix of the history of his presidency along with some of his trademark humor and story telling. Thank you to Community 1st Credit Union for sponsoring this program! (Fun fact: Abe told us he turned 212 years old on 2/12 of this year!) Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood
What a surprise when Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood stopped by the Dan Gable Museum yesterday, and he LOVES wrestling!

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Our favorite cameo of President Lincoln today - he now travels with his portable telegraph machine ;) We sure wish he didn't choose Fords Theater for his entertainment tonight... but the cards are already played.
Until next visit! Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood
In case you thought you saw President Lincoln strolling down Lincoln today... you did! Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood came to town and held two captive audiences at the Senior Center today. The first sponsored by our Friends group for home school and remote kids and the second co-sponsored with Kaw Valley State Bank and Trust. It was so much fun to see everyone as we heard about Lincoln's life and his love for literature and the theater.

Everyone learned something -- even the ladies Toto's Tacoz! Did you know that Lincoln is mentioned in the movie "The Wizard of OZ"? ... stop by the library or Toto's and we can tell you all about it!

Thank you President Lincoln for a fun day in Wamego! City of Wamego, Kansas Government Friends of the Wamego Public Library
There are still spots available for tonight's virtual program with Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood!

Hear first-hand from Abraham Lincoln about his childhood on the frontier, becoming president, and leading our nation through turbulent years to a “new birth of freedom”.

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 1,200 appearances in 26 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.

Register: https://downersgrove.libnet.info/event/4839583

Portrayals of President Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood

Operating as usual

Lincoln and the Supreme Court: Little Drama, Much Impact 03/24/2022

Lincoln and the Supreme Court: Little Drama, Much Impact

In stark contrast to modern U.S. Supreme Court nominations, all five of Abraham Lincoln’s nominees were approved by the Senate in one week or less with little drama. But that doesn’t mean that the Court wasn't a controversial topic in Lincoln’s day, or that Lincoln didn’t have a great impact on it. Read all about it in this post from 2018 (from the time of the Brett Kavanaugh nomination).

Lincoln and the Supreme Court: Little Drama, Much Impact During his four-year, one-month Presidency, Abraham Lincoln nominated five judges to the U.S. Supreme Court, including one Chief Justice. All five were approved within one week. That’s right: no …


Signs of Spring

The warm weather has Mr. Lincoln thinking spring, but so did something else a few weeks ago. Watch (and listen to) this cool video from my friends at Field Notes to see Honest Abe in action!


Mr. Lincoln will be on the road from today through Saturday, visiting 9 senior residences, 3 schools, 2 libraries, and 1 museum. His travels will take him to various cities and towns in Ohio today and tomorrow (Columbus, Hamilton, and Cincinnati) and then in Illinois the rest of the week (Forrest, Fairbury, Bloomington, Normal, Mahomet, Champaign, Savoy, and Collinsville). He hopes that his horse holds up through all those miles!

Photos from Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood's post 03/12/2022

When coronavirus hit 2 years ago, Mr. Lincoln had 60+ programs canceled from mid-March through the end of May 2020. He is therefore very happy that in 2022 he has nearly 80 in-person programs scheduled for the same period of mid-March through the end of May (and only 4 virtual ones). He does much prefer being in the same room (or outdoor venue) as his audience, even if it means that he can’t wear his house slippers! [Be sure to read the captions!]


You have two opportunities tomorrow (Thurs., March 3) to see live, virtual presentations of Mr. Lincoln’s program about his Illinois years, entitled “From Obscurity to Greatness: Illinois and Lincoln, 1830 to 1861”. The Zoom presentations will begin at 11:30 am (CST) via the Dunlap Public Library District and at 7:00 pm (CST) via the St. Clair County Genealogical Society of Illinois (the latter program is sponsored by Illinois Humanities Road Scholars).

Photos from Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood's post 02/27/2022

Here are a few more photos from Mr. Lincoln’s time at the Chicago Travel and Adventure Show last weekend, representing Visit Springfield.

Photos from Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood's post 02/19/2022

Mr. Lincoln is at the this weekend, representing Visit Springfield. Stop by and see us from 10:00-5:00 today or 11:00-4:00 tomorrow. Or better yet, plan a trip to Springfield!


This week is your opportunity to see up to 3 of Mr. Lincoln's most popular VIRTUAL programs, all open to the general public (all times CST):
*Tues., Feb. 15 at 6:30 pm: Palos Heights Public Library: “Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality”
*Wed., Feb. 16 at 7:00 pm: Eisenhower Public Library: “Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom”
*Thurs., Feb. 17 at 11:30 am: Dunlap Public Library District: “From Obscurity to Greatness: Illinois and Lincoln, 1830 to 1861”


The name of the organization sponsoring Mr. Lincoln’s program this afternoon – the Ansel Brainerd Cook Chapter-DAR (Libertyville, IL) – has a special relevance to me (Kevin). Mr. Cook was my 5th cousin 4x removed. He is also the namesake of the Cook Memorial Public Library District as he donated his home & land for use as a library & park. His house is HQ of the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society & is on the Nat'l Reg. of Historic Places. Ansel & I are also related to David Brainerd, the 18th-century missionary to Native Americans.

Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood 02/07/2022

Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood

Despite a few cancellations, Mr. Lincoln has another very busy week ahead of him, with 18 programs in the Chicago area from today through Sunday. Programs open to the public include (in some cases, reservations may be required; some also offer a virtual option):
* “Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality” at Tinley Park Public Library (Mon. 2/7 at 7:00 pm), Geneva Public Library District (Wed. 2/9 at 1:30 pm), Elmhurst Public Library (Wed. 2/9 @ 7:00 pm), St. Charles Public Library--St. Charles, IL (Thurs. 2/10 @ 1:00 pm, virtual only due to library closure), & Oak Brook Public Library (Thurs. 2/10 @ 6:00 pm);
* “A Visit with Mr. Lincoln” (children’s program) at Manteno Public Library District (Mon. 2/7 at 4:00 pm); and
* “A New Birth of Freedom” at The Center at Palos Park (Tues. 2/8 at 12:00 noon; $26 fee includes luncheon & program) & North Riverside Parks & Recreation North Riverside Parks & Recreation (Wed. 2/9 at 11:00 am; $25 fee includes apple pie with Abe).
For Mr. Lincoln’s full schedule, see www.mrlincoln.com.

Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood Abraham Lincoln portrayals by Kevin Wood (English)


Mr. Lincoln’s very busy month of February begins today (a day early!). He has 13 programs in WI this week: 5 at libraries, 5 at senior residences, & 3 at schools. His library programs (open to the public) are:
*Mon., Jan. 31 at 6:00 pm: Fox Lake Public Library (program at Community Congregational Museum)
*Tues., Feb. 1 at 3:00 pm: Germantown Community Library
*Tues., Feb. 1 at 6:00 pm: USS Liberty Memorial Public Library (Grafton Public Library)
*Wed., Feb. 2 at 6:30 pm: Mayville Public Library
*Thurs., Feb. 3 at 5:30 pm: Juneau Public Library Juneau Public Library
The program at Germantown is “Lincoln as Story-Teller”, while the other four are his standard “A New Birth of Freedom”.

Photos from Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood's post 01/28/2022

Here are a few photos from Mr. Lincoln’s trip earlier this month to Louisiana, where he attended the American Historical Association annual conference and also did programs at 2 libraries, 2 schools, and 1 senior residence.


Mr. Lincoln’s wishes a happy National Activities Professionals Week / National Activity Providers & Professionals Week to all those Activities Directors, Life Enrichment Coordinators, Lifestyles Directors, etc. who provide much-needed & much-appreciated programming to the residents of senior living communities. And he reminds you that seniors love visits from Mr. Lincoln!


On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and throughout the year, may we remember, honor, and emulate those who have advanced the cause of freedom in this nation and around the world.

Photos from Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood's post 01/09/2022

One of Mr. Lincoln’s highlights so far from his visit to New Orleans was a personal tour of the city as Lincoln would have seen it during his visits in 1828 and 1831, by Tulane professor Richard Campanella, who wrote the definitive book on the subject (and kindly gave me a copy). The first photo shows the spot where Lincoln most likely put ashore (the river has shifted since then).


Mr. Lincoln is in Louisiana for at least the next 8 days, staying at HI New Orleans Hostel while attending the American Historical Association conference & doing programs at Terrebonne Parish Library System (Gray), East Baton Rouge Parish Library (Baton Rouge), Houma Christian School, Northshore Prep (Mandeville), The Blake at Colonial Club (Harahan), & SummerHouse Vista Shores (New Orleans).





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