Our National Thanksgiving: With Thanks to President Lincoln and Mrs. Hale
Sarah Josepha Hale, a Newport, NH native, tells the story of her 30 year effort to have Thanksgiving declared a national holiday. President Abraham Lincoln enters at the end of her tale to read his 1863 Thanksgiving proclamation. Sharon Wood portrays Hale and Steve Wood portrays Lincoln in a living history presentation following background about their characters and the times.
Funded project of New Hampshire Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.