This past week has been full on Abraham Lincoln. First a wine and cheese party with the visiting folks of the Abraham Lincoln Association of Springfield, Illinois. Held in the Lincoln Cottage in DC, the Lincoln Group of DC was happy to return the favor ALA gave us on our trip to Springfield last year.
From there is was on to Gettysburg for the annual Lincoln Forum where I caught up with Jonathan W. White (above). Among many great speakers and panels were Guy Fraker and Edna Greene Medford. Our main keynote speaker was none other than Ron Chernow (of Hamilton and Grant fame).
I also caught up with old friend George Buss, who plays Lincoln.
Forum Chair Frank Williams announced he’ll be stepping down after this year.
Forum Co-Chair Harold Holzer was also this year’s keynote speaker at the Gettysburg Dedication Day ceremonies.
And you can never have too many Lincoln’s. Here’s George Buss with fellow Lincoln portrayer, Ron Carley.
More to come after my travels.
David J. Kent is the author of Lincoln: The Man Who Saved America, now available. His previous books include Tesla: The Wizard of Electricity and Edison: The Inventor of the Modern World (both Fall River Press). He has also written two e-books: Nikola Tesla: Renewable Energy Ahead of Its Time and Abraham Lincoln and Nikola Tesla: Connected by Fate.
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