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Simply Lincoln

Profound Words by the 16th President

Howard Wright Performs as President Abraham Lincoln

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. 


The most requested programs are “1863: Lincoln’s Remarkable Year” and “With Charity For All: Lincoln’s Last Year.” Read more about these programs, here. 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. 

Howard's next performance

August 11, 2022      6:00 pm - 8:00pm
“Cultural War over Race in America: From the Civil War to 21st Century America” This in-person event, co-sponsored by the Avon Historical Society and Avon Congregational Church (ACC), will feature Michael Crutcher as Frederick Douglass & Howard Wright as Abraham Lincoln, with Prof. Matt Warshauer moderating.  It will be a two-hour event (6pm-8pm).
August 14, 2022    
Civil War Battle Reenactment weekend at Fort Trumbull, New London CT
President Lincoln will be on hand Sunday August 14 to address the troops, associate with Frederick Douglass (Michael Crutcher), and engage with spectators. The 54th Massachusetts will reenact its role during the battle of Fort Wagner.


photographs by Jeff Schlitcher