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2pm ‘Lincoln Tales-Tall and True’ Performance by Brian “Fox” Ellis

October 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With literally hundreds of Lincoln impersonators out there, Fox thought it would be more intriguing for the audience to see Lincoln through the eyes of his friends, giving us a unique perspective on our favorite president. Austin Gulihur was born in Kentucky in 1807, making him two years older than his childhood friend, Abraham Lincoln. Gulihur saved Lincoln’s life when Lincoln was seven, so if not for him, Lincoln would have never been president! The Gulihur family also settled in New Salem, Illinois just a few years before Abraham arrived. Tracing his youth in Kentucky through his education in Indiana and early days in Illinois this blend of history and storytelling will give the audience a “best friend’s” view on Lincoln’s early years. The Elgin Area Historical Society annual meeting will take place at this program with elections and a report on the state of the Museum. FREE for members, $3 for guests.

Brian “Fox” Ellis is an internationally acclaimed author, storyteller, historian, and naturalist. He has worked with The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, The Field Museum and dozens of other museums across the country.

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October 14, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Elgin History Museum
360 Park St
Elgin, IL United States
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