WILLIAMSPORT - The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will be honored with a visit by the President - Pres. Abraham Lincoln, that is, on Saturday, July 21 at 2 pm.
The program is not recommended for children under 8 years of age.
Lincoln is portrayed by the nationally-known James Getty, who operates A. Lincoln's Place theatre in Gettysburg. His voice is heard reciting the Second Inaugural Address, along with the Gettysburg Address, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. As well, his voice is that of President Lincoln at the 'With Liberty and Justice for All' exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. and as Lincoln on A&E's "Abraham Lincoln: a Biography" and "The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln." He portrayed the President in the Turner network film "The Ironclads."
Gary Parks, director of the Taber Museum, greets Pres. Abraham Lincoln (James Getty) who will speak at the museum Saturday, July 2
This visit will be a rare opportunity to hear his dramatic monologue as Lincoln recounting his early life and rise to the Presidency, culminating in the Civil War. There also will be an opportunity to meet and greet "the President."
The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is requested.
The performance is sponsored by the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts. The foundation awarded the museum $1,000 to support its Civil War activities this year which is the 150th anniversary of War Between the States.
The museum activities include a display of Civil War weaponry.
The Taber Museum is at 858 W. Fourth St. Parking is available behind the museum or on the street. For more information, visit www.tabermuseum.org. Register by calling 570-326-3326.