From Stan Wernz:
The Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum at Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN, has announced a “Civil War Sesquicentennial Event for April 21, 2012. The topic is “War in the Mountains,” and features Dr. Earl J. Hess (The Stewart McClelland Distinguished Professor in Humanities, Lincoln Memorial University), Dr. John Inscoe (Albert B. Saye Professor of History, University of Georgia), and Dr. Steven Nash (Assistant Professor of History, East Tennessee State University). Dr. Charles Hubbard (Executive Director, The Abraham Lincoln Institute for the Study of Leadership and Public Policy, Lincoln Memorial University) will be the Moderator. This event will be held in Arnold Auditorium, at the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum. For more information, contact Carol Campbell(423-869-6439) or visit the website at www.Imunet.edu/museum.html.
Gerald Payn ( firstname.lastname@example.org ), Editor of “Lincarnations,” is preparing the next issue of “Lincarnations.” If you have an article for publication, please send it to Gerald.
2012 Convention information is now available. Look under Member Resources – Next Convention: http://www.lincoln-presenters.org/next_convention.html. Paper copies will be out in the mail shortly.
Also from Murray Cox:
Presenting the Gettysburg Address: I came across the following description of Lincoln’s presentation of the Gettysburg Address, with the source cited as an article by George Gitt, “Frist Meetings with Lincoln in War Day,:, Liberty magazine, November 1933.
“Lincoln began to speak. Word followed word so slowly that the value of each syllable was unduly magnified. ‘Fourscore and seven years ago our forefathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation’-here there was a decided pause; this pause I well remember because I held my breath, wondering what had happened to cause it-’conceived in liberty’-another pause and more high emphasis, this time on the word ‘liberty’-'and dedicated to the proposition that all mean are created equal.’
Beginning with the next sentence he spoke more rapidly, but somewhere near the middle of the address he slowed again to the tempo of the opening words…The deep resonant voice contineud:’…whether tath nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.’ These words were spoken very slowly indeed. With the next sentence he quickened his delivery, and when he came to the ‘gave the last full measure of devotion,’ tears trickled down his cheeks…”
From Murray Cox:
Where will we meet in 2014?: When we meet for our annual conference in April we will be deciding on the location of our 2014 conference, whcih will need to be a place where Lincoln walked. If you would like to have the conference at a location near to you, and are willing to organize it, please prepare a proposal for our consideration to vote on.
From Jim Sayre:
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—– The following message is from Lonn Pressnall.
’Just a note to remind our members that the long-awaited DVD: Life as Lincoln
is now available. One may order it atwww.LifeasLincolnfilm.com
Laying all subjectivity aside, I think it is successful and portrays our association in a very favorable light. The production crew highlight many great moments in Washington, D.C.
and Clinton, Maryland. Several ALP members are interviewed at the end as to why they do what they do. Please pass along this info. to our members and Dean Dorrell.
Thanks for your help.
Your Obedient Servant,
A. Lincoln aka Lonn Pressnall
I’m working on a new program I’m going to call something like “Around the Pickle Barrel with Abe”. I’m going to set up a rocking chair and a pickle barrel with a sign inviting visitors to sit down and discuss (19th Century) politics, Lincoln’s life, the Civil War, etc.
I want to set out a list of starter questions to “prime the pump” so to speak. My question is, what are some of the more interesting questions you have been asked as Lincoln?
The most UNIQUE one I ever got was from a Kindergarten student who wanted to know if “…Mr. Lincoln’s hands (were) bigger than Michael Jordan’s?”
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