ALLM to Host Facebook Live Lincoln Performance Feb. 12

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The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum (ALLM) will host a special live virtual event to recognize Lincoln’s 212th birthday. The free online event features renowned Lincoln impersonator Dennis Boggs in a one-night performance set for February 12, 7 p.m. on the ALLM Facebook page.  

“And what a night for him to perform,” said Natalie Sweet, program coordinator. “160 years ago on February 12, 1861, Abraham Lincoln paused to collect his thoughts at the Burnet House in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was his 52nd birthday, and he was on his way to his inauguration in Washington, D.C. He faced the greatest national challenge an incoming president had ever faced.” 

Adults and school children who tune in to the livestream will learn about the 16th president’s unique journey to the White House, his concerns for his family, and what he thinks he will add to his Inaugural Address. There will even be opportunities to ask the President questions. 

Boggs travels all over the nation bringing Abraham Lincoln's story to life for audiences of all ages.  He has an extensive theatrical background and was first introduced into playing the role of President Lincoln in a production on stage at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. He averages over 250 performances a year and travels coast to coast as a fulltime profession, presenting President Lincoln for schools, colleges and universities, civic groups, museums, library programs, Civil War roundtables, storytelling festivals, motivational speaking programs, churches, as well as many other special events and venues. Learn more about Boggs on his website: http://www.meetmrlincoln.com/dennisboggsbiography.html

To view the performance visit @theALLM on Facebook, February 12 at 7 p.m. The event must be viewed live and will not be available for later viewing.

The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is located on the historic campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. Housing one of the top five Lincoln and Civil War private collections in the world, the Museum is closed for renovation and plans to reopen in 2020. For more information about continued programming while the museum is closed, call 423.869.6235 or follow ALLM on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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