President Lincoln to visit Webster City

With photo — Submitted photo by Brian Schultz Kevin Wood will bring his portrayal of President Abraham Lincoln to Webster City on Oct. 6. The presentation will be held at 6 p.m. at the Kendall Young Library. Seating will be limited and masks are required to attend, according to library officials.

It’s not often that a U.S. president visits Webster City, but on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m., The Kendall Young Library will host a portrayal of President Abraham Lincoln by Kevin J. Wood.

Wood, who lives in Michigan, bears a strong resemblance to Lincoln. On his website, Wood said as a young man he reached a height of 6-foot, 3-inches, and grew a beard. It was then that he first realized the resemblance. However, it was several years later when he decided to combine the appearance, his love of history and interest in Lincoln, to create the presentation.

Wood said he has given more than 1,300 presentations in 31 states, Washington, D.C., Canada and Spain.

Adults and children will enjoy hearing a first-hand account from Abraham Lincoln himself of the history of the United States during his time. His program at the Kendall Young Library is entitled “A New Birth of Freedom.”

Library officials said the program will run 60 minutes and is followed by an additional time of questions and answers, photos, and informal interaction.

Masks required. Limited seating available.


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