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Sat, Nov 7th 2020

10 - 11 am

Adults and children alike are invited to come hear a first-hand account from President Abraham Lincoln himself about how our national, annual observance of the Thanksgiving holiday came to be established in the fall of 1863, in the midst of the Civil War.  Mr. Lincoln tells how the influential writer and editor Sarah Josepha Hale, author of the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, tirelessly advocated for the establishment of such a day.  He reads his 1863 Thanksgiving proclamation – which would be the first of an unending series of such presidential proclamations which has continued to our own day – and explains its words in the context of the Civil War and the nation’s history up to that point.  He also shares a little bit about his own personal story. Presented by Kevin Wood, aka "Abraham Lincoln". Program will be via Zoom. More information coming soon. 

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