Ottumwa Public Library to Host Lincoln Portrayal


Ottumwa residents will be able to watch a first-person portrayal of America’s 16th president next weekend.

The Ottumwa Public Library will be hosting “Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom” performed by Kevin Wood on December 2 at 2:00.

The library says the event is a first-person historical portrayal by President Abraham Lincoln, sharing the history of the United States during his time, from his childhood on the frontier to the 12 turbulent years from 1854 to 1865 which nearly destroyed our young nation but instead eventually resulted in “a new birth of freedom.”

Wood is a professional Lincoln presenter who bears a resemblance to “the Great Emancipator” and who is very knowledgeable about his life and times. Wood has appeared as Lincoln nearly 2,000 times in 33 states and two foreign countries.

The event is free and open to the public.

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