A Visit with Mary & Abraham Lincoln
Abraham and Mary Lincoln: the Long and the Short of It. Steve and Sharon Wood of Claremont, NH 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 and 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 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.