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March 28, 2013
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My Dinner With Abe
Spend April 13
With Abraham Lincoln(s)

Join us at the Ohio History Center on Saturday, April 13, as we welcome members of the Association of Lincoln Presenters for an afternoon of performances and conversation. Then, stay for dinner where you’ll be seated at a table with your very own Lincoln!


Lincolns by Day

In conjunction with their annual convention in Columbus April 11-14, members of the national Association of Lincoln Presenters will visit the Ohio History Center on Saturday, April 13, from 1-5 p.m. Around 40 Lincoln presenters -- people who portray the 16th president by adopting his persona -- will be available to answer your Lincoln questions and pose for photographs. (Word has it that some Mary Todd Lincolns may be on hand, too!)


At 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. in the Ohio History Center’s Arthur C. Johnson Auditorium, presenters will share various aspects of Lincoln’s life and career in four-minute segments. Every four minutes, a new Lincoln will take over.


At 2:30 p.m., learn how the presenters developed their Lincoln personas, in the program Being Lincoln.


The 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 programs are all included with regular Ohio History Center museum admission, which is $10/adult; $9/senior (age 60+); $5/youth (ages 6-12); Free/Ohio History Connection member; Free/child (age 5 and under).


Lincolns by Night

Saturday, April 13, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., join the Ohio History Connection and Association of Lincoln Presenters for Dinner With Lincoln(s)an evening of conversation with the esteemed president, fine food and music. During dinner, you’ll have the opportunity to talk with President Lincoln at your table and listen to Civil War music performed by Steve Ball. After dinner, enjoy presentations by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Frederick Douglass. Dinner Buffet Menu: Classic romaine Caesar salad tossed with parmesan and homemade croutons; rolls and butter; chicken breasts filled with garlic herbed cheese and shallots, wrapped in ham, topped with a sherry cream; fluffy white rice blended with broccoli and toasted almonds; whipped potatoes with a hint of roasted garlic; Red, White and Blue Parfait -- vanilla custard with blueberries, strawberries and whipped cream; regular and decaf coffee. Dinner With Lincoln(s) is $60, $50/Ohio History Connection members. Advance registration is required by Monday, April 8. Call 800.686.1541.


Coinciding with the Association of Lincoln Presenters meeting in ColumbusEncore Academy at 8579 Summit Rd. in Reynoldsburg presents the (entire) play Our American Cousin at 7 p.m. April 11, 12 and 13, 2013. Admission is $5/adult and $3/senior or student at the door. For more information, call 614.501.2300.


The Association of Lincoln Presenters

The Association of Lincoln Presenters is dedicated to bringing Abraham and Mary Lincoln to life. Through presentations that educate, entertain and inspire, members honor the words and works of the Lincolns.


In addition to taking part in activities at the Ohio History Center, ‘Lincolns’ attending the annual meeting will tour the Statehouse, the Ohio History Center Civil War exhibit and other museums in the area. Learn more about the Association of Lincoln Presenters at www.lincolnpresenters.net.