Saturday, February 23, 2019
Being in the presence of Howard Wright as President Abraham Lincoln is an experience you will not soon forget. Dressed in precise period attire and speaking with a Kentucky accent, Lincoln’s mannerisms, speaking style, and humanity flows over the listener with each moving sentence, witty observance, or eloquent description of a tortuous time that was the Civil War.
Authenticated speeches, letters, quotes, and humorous stories have been the foundation from which Howard Wright has crafted his program, giving you a sense of what it was like to have been in the presence of Abraham Lincoln.
One of Wright’s most requested programs is “1863: Lincoln’s Remarkable Year.” The full power of Lincoln’s steadfast resolve to finish the war and his eloquence in defining the issues and persuading the North to carry on are on full display.
From the Gettysburg Address to a multitude of letters, speeches, or quotes, to the Second Inaugural Address, Lincoln’s leadership through a troubled time saved the Union. Howard Wright is an inspiring embodiment of Abraham Lincoln, especially to those who want to hear “Lincoln” speak his words.
7:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: $15.00, Non-Members: $30.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online.
Light refreshments will be served.
About Mr. Lincoln: Howard Wright is a life member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters, an organization dedicated to the serious interpretation of Abraham Lincoln, and he has performed as the 16th president since 2005.
Dressed in authentic period attire and speaking in a high tenor voice with a Kentucky accent, Mr. Wright has appeared to great acclaim in a variety of venues such as the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, historical societies, and living history events.
Mr. Wright was the “Lincoln of choice” for numerous events planned by the Connecticut Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. Throughout the commemorative period (2011 – 2015), Mr. Wright was the only “Lincoln” the commission entrusted to accurately portray the 16th president. He served as Co-Chair of the Connecticut Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission from 2008 – 2010, and was one of seventeen “Lincolns” profiled at President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C. in 2010.
Mr. Wright is the Science Department Head at the Renbrook School in West Hartford, CT.