June Meeting 7:00 PM

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March 20, 2015 by rochesterhistoricalnh

The Rochester Historical Society has received a grant from New Hampshire Humanities to present “Abraham and Mary Lincoln: The Long and the Short of It” on Thursday, June 8, at 7 PM at the Rochester Historical Society Museum at 58 Hanson Street in downtown Rochester.

Steve and Sharon Wood, from Claremont, will present “Abraham and Mary Lincoln: the Long and the Short of It,” a living history program set in 1861. Having only recently arrived in Washington, the Lincolns are seen spending some quiet time together, reminiscing about the distinctly different paths that led each of them to Springfield, Illinois, where they met, married and began their family. Despite their different backgrounds, they shared strong political ambitions and worked together to secure Lincoln’s election to the Presidency. After the program, the Woods will step out of character and answer audience questions.

Historical presenters specializing in 19th century American history, Steve and Sharon Wood have been researching and portraying the Lincolns since 1995. They are members of the Association of Lincoln Presenters (ALP) and were awarded the organization’s Glen Schnizlein Memorial Award for the Best Abraham & Mary Lincoln Team for both 2003 and 2006. Steve took 2nd place in the Lincoln Look-Alike Contest held in Hodgenville, Kentucky in 2000. There is information about their programs at Telling His-Story (and Hers) on Facebook and on their website: http://his-story.atspace.com 

This program is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will follow the meeting.

New Hampshire Humanities nurtures the joy of learning and inspires community engagement by bringing life-enhancing ideas from the humanities to the people of New Hampshire.  They connect people with ideas.  Learn more at www.NHHumanities.org.

For more information, contact the Rochester Historical Society at 603 330-3099 or rochesterhistorical@metrocast.net.

Martha Fowler

President

Rochester Historical Society

603 330-3099

 

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