Looking for Lincoln? Local Groups Present New Program

March 26, 2019 2:14 PM | Guest Blogger (Administrator)

Looking for Lincoln will host a new program featuring Lincoln impersonator George Buss and Illinois folk musician and folklorist Chris Vallillo in the premier of their new show, Lincoln The Great Communicator.

The program combines live period music with conversation and narrative by President Lincoln (using Lincoln’s own words) to explore Lincoln’s use of communication as a personal and political tool.

You're invited to see this exceptional program this Friday, March 29 at the History Museum. The program will begin at 6:30 pm followed by a reception. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are highly recommended.

This theatrical style program is presented as a casual conversation between President Lincoln and Vallillo discussing Lincoln's gifts as a communicator and way he used those skills for the betterment of mankind throughout his lifetime. In the midst of the conversation, Vallillo will perform period music on guitar, bottleneck slide Dobro, banjo and jaw harp to illustrate Lincoln’s point and the President will quote passages from some of his favorite speeches.

The program will also be used to increase awareness of Looking for Lincoln and the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area. The event is presented by the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

The program is a designated Looking for Lincoln (LFL) event hosted in all six of the LFL Gateway Communities, presented by the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition. Information about the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area will be provided. The program is cosponsored by Quincy's Lincoln Legacy and the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County and by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.

For more information, call 217-222-1835 or visit hsqac.org.

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