President Abe Lincoln, portrayed by Lewis Dube, will visit the Civil War Encampment in Meriden on Saturday, October 6, 2012, where he’ll be wandering around camp, hanging out with the troops and talking to visitors.
Abraham Lincoln YouTube Release
A video featuring highlights of Lewis Dube’s An Evening with Abraham Lincoln was published on YouTube, September 26, 2012. This dramatization of Lincoln’s presidency was performed and filmed at the Howard Whittemore Memorial Library in Naugatuck, Connecticut.
“You entertained and enthralled the audience.” … George H. W. Bush
Lewis Dube who has studied at Yale’s Drama School, is a nationally renowned Lincoln Actor, bringing the 16th President to life to thousands of Lincoln fans. Lewis Dube has appeared at venues across the country including several presidential libraries and has appeared on ABC, CBS, History Channel, Fox and CPTV.
Presidential Candidate Abraham Lincoln Visits Meriden, March 6, 1860
Lincoln left New Haven about 6:30 p.m. on the 6th of March, 1860, aboard a special train bound for Meriden. On his arrival, Lincoln was escorted from the station to the Town Hall on East Main Street in a torch-lit procession.
FOR MERIDEN HO!
GRAND CAMPAIGN EXCURSION
For the benefit of hundreds, if not thousands, who may wish to hear the Hon. Abraham Lincoln and may be unable to hear him in this city tonight, arrangements have been made to run an Extra Train to Meriden on Wednesday night.
— New Haven Palladium, 6 March 1860
Evening special train takes Lincoln and 300 supporters to Meriden. Torchlight procession escorts him to hall, where he speaks for more than two hours.
— Chicago Tribune, 14 March 1860
Join us next Saturday, October 6th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Meriden Civil War Encampment for a full day of education, entertainment and fun for all ages. Bring your camera!