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Our National Thanksgiving: With Thanks to President Lincoln and Mrs. Hale

November 10, 2015

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 the New Hampshire Humanities Council.  The New Hampshire Humanities Council is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Time: 7:00 pm

Contact: Clara Sheehy Phone: (603) 526-4275
New London Historical Society Meetinghouse
179 Little Sunapee Rd.,
New London, NH 03257
United States
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