Tewksbury Public Library Celebrates Lincoln's 200th Birthday

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Tewksbury Public Library Celebrates Lincoln's 200th Birthday

Postby somanybooks on Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:08 pm

The Tewksbury Public Library at 300 Chandler Street will be celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday with a month-long series of programs.

Monday, February 2nd at 6:30 PM, Marie Deuerlain will present on “Finding Lincoln Wherever you travel.” She will show slides of Lincoln memorabilia and artifacts from various locations, such as the Forbes House in Quincy, MA and the National Archives in Washington, DC.

Monday, February 9th at 6:30 PM, the Southcoast Historical Associates will discuss the life of the common soldier during the Civil War and the role of women during this time period. Using replica firearms and original artifacts, you will learn what it was like to be a soldier during the War Between the States. Uniforms, weapons, medical instruments and battle flags will be some of the items displayed. Tactics and strategies of both sides as well as medical procedures for the treatment of wounds and disease will be discussed

Wednesday, February 18th at 6:30 PM, talk to the artists who has dedicated much of her life to painting Abraham Lincoln! Wendy Allen has painted over two-hundred portraits of Abraham Lincoln and has had many art exhibits during the past twenty years. Wendy will present on Lincoln’s life, the creative process as a painter, and she will discuss the business side of her craft. Wendy has multiple projects scheduled for 2009, including painting two large portraits of Lincoln in the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg, PA. Wendy will also have many of her beautiful portraits of Lincoln displayed on the second floor or the Library during the month of February..

Saturday, February 21st at 2PM, join us for "A Visit with Abraham Lincoln," a first-person historical interpretation of our 16th president. Matching Lincoln's height and beard, Steve Wood of Claremont, NH bears enough of a resemblance to our 16th president to make heads turn even when not wearing black trousers, vest, frock coat, and stovepipe hat. His solo performance as Lincoln includes anecdotes of his early life, campaign debates with Stephen Douglas, and the Civil War that followed his election to the Presidency. The program will end with a reading of the Gettysburg Address. After his formal presentation, Wood steps out of character and entertains questions about his portrayal of Lincoln. He has done considerable research in his efforts to portray the man and can share what he's learned from noted writers and lecturers.

All of the above events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

For more information please visit our website http://www.tewksburypl.org or call Freyja Sanger at (978) 640-4490 ext.207.
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