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Sit a spell with ‘Abe Lincoln’ at the library March 20

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Friends of the Town of Bedford Cemeteries with a grant from the NH Humanities Council will present “A Visit with Abraham Lincoln,” featuring Mr. Steve Wood as Abraham Lincoln on Wednesday, March 20.

Wood, of Claremont, will present a living history presentation as our 16th president. Wood matches Lincoln’s height and beard and in full period garb will include wearing black trousers, vest, frock coat and stovepipe hat.

Wood’s program includes anecdotes from Lincoln’s 1860 visit to New Hampshire, stories of his early life, his campaign debates with Stephen Douglas, the Civil War that followed his election to the Presidency, and a reading of the Gettysburg Address. After the program, Wood will step out of character to answer audience questions.

Steve and his wife, Sharon, are members of the Association of Lincoln Presenters and were recognized by the group as the Best Abraham and Mary Lincoln Team for 2003 and 2006. Steve Wood took second place in the Lincoln Look-Alike Contest in Hodgenville, Kentucky in 2000.

The event will be free and open to the public. It will be held at the Bedford Town Library at 3 Meetinghouse Road at 7:30 p.m. The NHHC nurtures the joy of learning by bringing life-enhancing ideas from the humanities to the people of New Hampshire. The mission of the Friends of Town of Bedford Cemeteries is to support the preservation and awareness of the four cemeteries in The Town of Bedford.

For more information, call Mike Sills at 472-5516.

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