News Home
Quick Bites
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
On AirNewsClassical
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Hennes Paynter Communications

Meaden & Moore

Metro RTA

For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )

Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Arts and Entertainment

More than 20 Mr. Lincolns visit the Ohio Statehouse
The visit is part of a national convention of Lincoln impersonators

Bill Cohen
Long-time Ohio Public Radio reporter Bill Cohen speaks with Abe Lincoln (kind of).
Courtesy of KAREN KASLER
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

About two dozen Abraham Lincolns visited the Ohio Legislature today. At least they all looked like the famous president.

The chamber of the Ohio House of Representatives was just one stop on a tour by participants in this year’s national convention of Lincoln re-enactors. They all wore the traditional black suit and stove-pipe hat that Lincoln was known for. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen talked with a Lincoln re-enactor from North Carolina.

More than 20 Abe Lincolns visit the Ohio statehouse

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (2:59)

That’s Chester Damron, one of about two dozen Abraham Lincoln impersonators, who visited the Ohio statehouse today. Accompanying them were a couple dozen women, also dressed in the style of the mid-1800’s, and many of them portraying the president’s wife, Mary Todd Lincoln.

The Lincoln impersonators attended a performance of “Our American Cousin," the play Lincoln was attending when he was assassinated on April 14, 1865. They also met with an impersonator of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

Related WKSU Stories

From Mary Lincoln to a widower in Cleveland: heartfelt condolences
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Add Your Comment


E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook

Stories with Recent Comments

Kasich campaign evokes dark images of a Trump presidency

Backers of legalizing marijuana in Ohio promise to be back in 2016
We should be aloud to grow more than 4 plants and not have to register with the state considering it will be a free market.

Akron says it's had no second thoughts about welcoming refugees
What business does Councilman Neal own on North Hill? I'd love to support him. I am so glad to have the refugees in our neighborhood. I have lived here for 25 ...

Scarborough says the University of Akron is trying to rebuild relationships
In order for the University of Akron to grow and become a desirable place for students across Ohio and elsewhere, it must address the crime problem in the Akron...

Ohio Sen. Cliff Hite wants to end pay-to-play sports fees at Ohio's schools
You can bet Hite and Husted will also rush to the rescue of the Academic Challenge team, the speech-and-debate squad, the Science Olympians and the chess club. ...

Ohio lawmakers consider new gun bills
States that have gun restrictions/cities have reduced gun violence is false. CHICAGO has some of the toughest gun laaws/restrictions but yet fun violence is off...

Cleveland's public transit system considers fare increase for 2016
I work with individuals with disabilities. Yes some of my folks need more help than the average person. As a whole, the group I work with however can manuver ju...

Community group sues to re-open part of Wadsworth hospital
My father was part of the founding group of citizens which started the "new" Wadsworth/Rittman Hospital. For some reason the leadership for the future of the ho...

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents painters who loved their gardens
brilliant masterpiece, Greetings from

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University