Saturday, February 12, 2011

150th Anniversary of Lincoln Inaugural Journey

I was lucky enough to attend the Cincinnati stop of this event and found it to be very enjoyable. It was crowded and a bit warm inside the ampitheater, but the event was well organized and enjoyable.

Lincoln presenter Fritz Klein did a fantastic job of portraying Lincoln and the speech he gave in Cincinnati, and the recreations of local events of the time - a welcome from the mayor, songs from a local German group and a brief speech by a local leader of German ancestry - added to the festivities. It was very enjoyable and an interactive event, with the crowd offering cheers and applause as often happened in speeches at the time.

Anyone near one of the stops remaining on this tour (see the link above for more information) should try to attend. I do not know all the details of the local events, but I arrived at this one 30 minutes before it started and was lucky to get a seat, so if it is as popular in other cities as it was here (2 shows with the 300 seat ampitheater packed full), you may want to arrive early.

Below are a couple pictures I took tonight. Most of the pictures I took turned out blurry, but these two were pretty good.


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