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Lincoln to visit boyhood home state for honorary presidential dinner
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CARMEL, In. – President Abraham Lincoln will be the honorary guest speaker at a fundraiser hosted Friday, October 14 at 6:30pm at the Ritz Charles in Carmel, Indiana. The 16th President and former Indiana resident will be speaking on the Emancipation Proclamation and his landmark speech at Gettysburg; he will speak to attendees at an inaugural fundraising dinner hosted by the nonprofit The Lincoln Special. The fundraiser kicks off an effort to reintroduce Abraham Lincoln’s story and legacy in smaller communities across the United States.
Billed as an “AMA (Ask Me Anything) Abraham Lincoln” event, the Honorary Presidential Dinner will offer guests “the chance to ask Abraham Lincoln anything you wish; this is something about which I think anyone with an imagination has thought,” said The Lincoln Special’s Executive Director Chris Allen.
“This is a once in a lifetime chance to ask this great leader for his advice during these tumultuous times,” Allen added. “His healing voice and wisdom is desperately needed in this day and age.”
The next day, Saturday October 15, President Lincoln will speak at the home of benefactor and supporter James F.D. Lanier in the historic river town of Madison, Indiana. Afterwards, President Lincoln will ride on Indiana’s first railroad, the Madison Railroad (formerly known as the Madison-Indianapolis Railroad) to North Vernon Indiana, featuring a few whistle stops for fellow Hoosiers along the way. The public is encouraged to attend both events in Carmel and Madison and have their free pictures taken alongside the 16th President.
Lincoln will be portrayed by world renowned Lincoln actor Fritz Klein of Springfield, Illinois. Klein has appeared in dozens of Lincoln documentaries and films featured on the History Channel, the Smithsonian Channel, and CSPAN. The Lincoln Special is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Westfield, Indiana. Its mission states that “History has an echo… our task is to make it heard.” For more information, please visit www.tearsandiron.com or call Executive Director Chris Allen at (317) 967.6190.