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Sold-out crowd applauds Lincoln presentation honoring 16th president's birthday

Museum On Main's 2010 lecture series one of best-attended ever

A sold-out crowd of Abraham Lincoln aficionados applauded a living history presentation of the 16th U.S. president's life Thursday night at the Museum On Main's Ed Kinney lecture series.

The "Abraham Lincoln: Changing Times" performance featured Roger K. Vincent portraying Lincoln in an examination of the president's life through changing times, from the Industrial Revolution to the westward movement to the issue of slavery.

Jennifer Amiel, the museum's director of education, said Vincent was recently awarded the Best Presenter of 2008 by the Association of Lincoln Presenters.

"A former elementary school teacher, Vincent first became interested in studying and researching Lincoln's life due to his amazing physical similarity to the former president," Amiel stated. "His public presentations on Lincoln also feature little known facts and stories he has collected through the years."

Museum board member Chuck Deckert said the event, held at the Lynnewood Methodist Church on Black Avenue, "was the most attended of our lectures in a while with a sold out crowd of over 200 in attendance tonight. He (Vincent) was a real entertaining presenter and had the Abe look down pat."

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