Abraham Lincoln in Meriden—again.

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.

Lewis Dube portrays Abe Lincoln

Highlights from “An Evening with Abraham Lincoln,” a portrayal by Lewis Dube, runs for 6:50 on YouTube.

“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.

Abrahan Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

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 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!

About meridencivilwar

Meriden Civil War Encampment Saturday, October 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dossin Beach Park at Hanover Pond Meriden, Connecticut An historical event to honor the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and to recognize Meriden's contributions. The Encampment will be located near the original site of Camp Tyler, a training camp for the First Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Cavalry and the First Battery Connecticut Volunteer Light Artillery; the Second Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery volunteers will act in the roles of militia and the ancillary but indispensable players associated with the camp, such as washerwomen, cooks and blacksmiths. The event is a collaborative effort of the Second Connecticut Heavy Artillery, Meriden Historical Society, Meriden Arts Trust and Quinnipiac River Watershed Association and is made possible through a generous grant from the Meriden Foundation. A Civil War Remembrance Concert will be held at Lincoln Middle School Theater on Friday October 5 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. We plan to have a spirited day filled with varied activities for all ages—and hope you'll join us.
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