Spend Thursday evening with ‘the Lincolns’ at IWC
MOUNT PLEASANT — Friends of the Harlan-Lincoln House will sponsor “An Evening with Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Iowa Wesleyan College Chapel in Mount Peasant.
Max and Donna Daniels of Wheaton, Ill., will portray President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln at the White House, just before they leave for Ford’s Theatre.
The Daniels have portrayed the Lincolns professionally since 1988. They are past vice presidents of the National Association of Lincoln Presenters and have received its awards for “Best Abraham,” “Best Mary,” “Best Abraham and Mary Lincoln Team” and “Lincoln Legend.”
They have performed at the Lincoln Home Visitor Center in Springfield, Ill., and at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The Daniels participate in Memorial Day ceremonies at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, and they took part in the dedication of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield.
The Daniels research and write their own scripts and are a popular attraction at Civil War re-enactments throughout the Midwest. Each year, they make more than 200 appearances for schools, libraries and other organizations.
The program will be offered at no charge. Donations for the Harlan-Lincoln House will be accepted. Light refreshments will be served after the performance.