Date(s) - 11/07/2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The “Tides of Time” is the overarching theme that unites two events on Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8, cosponsored by the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Interpretive Center and the Historical Society of the Quincy and Adams County.
The Friday evening program at the Interpretive Center, 128 North Fifth Street, will focus on Lincoln’s re-election which occurred on November 7, 1864. “The Tide is Setting Strongly Against Us” commemorates the 150th anniversary of the unexpected election returns and will feature nationally acclaimed re-enactor, George Buss, as President Lincoln. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. preceded by light refreshments served at 6:30 p.m.
President Lincoln’s last press conference before hos assassination in the spring of 1865 will be held on Saturday, November 8, at 3:00 p.m. in the John Wood Mansion , 425 South 12th Street. George Buss will again portray President Lincoln. He will be joined by Robert Lentz as Presidential Press Saturday. The public is invited to be the press corps and ask any questions they may like of the duo. The Historical Society will host a reception following the press conference.