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May 12, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Free and open to the public, thanks to our sponsor, Community 1st Credit Union. No registration needed!
Buxton Room
2204 W. 2nd Ave
Indianola, IA 50125
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Afternoon Adventures Speaker Series: Abraham Lincoln, Storyteller

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Kevin Wood portrays President Abraham Lincoln, one of our nation’s most beloved and esteemed historical figures. Join him as Lincoln shares about our nation’s history and his own personal history by way of some of his favorite stories and jokes. 

Mr. Lincoln sometimes told these simply to entertain, but more often than not, when he would begin “That reminds me of a little story…”, there were other reasons, too. He might wish to illustrate a point, to relieve tension, or to distract from the difficulties and hard realities of life, especially in the midst of the Civil War. As he told his Cabinet, “With the fearful strain that is upon me night and day, if I did not laugh occasionally I should die, and you need this medicine as much as I do”.

Mr. Lincoln’s stories and jokes speak to those common and everyday human experiences which his audience can readily relate to. They will make you laugh, but many will also cause you to reflect on life, people, and the world we live in.

Wood is a professional Lincoln presenter who bears a remarkable resemblance to “the Great Emancipator” and has been portraying Mr. Lincoln on a professional basis since 2015. He has made over 1,300 appearances in 31 states plus Washington, D.C. and two foreign countries: Canada and Spain.

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