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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

Feb. 22, 2020
2:00 pm
Cheshire Public Library
Cheshire, CT
“1863: Lincoln’s Remarkable Year”


photographs by Jeff Schlitcher