Distinctly different paths led Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd to Springfield, Illinois, where they met, married and began a family. The years that followed their move to the White House were filled with personal and national crises. Steve and Sharon Wood portray President and Mrs. Lincoln in this living history program, telling stories of their early lives and the challenges they faced during this turbulent time in our country's history.

Sharon Wood is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State College with a BS in Elementary Education. Her career path led from teaching to working as a public and school librarian, while developing skills as a writer, storyteller and Chautauquan. She is a member of the New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance, the League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling and, with her husband Steve, the Association of Lincoln Presenters.

Steve Wood, a graduate of the University of Maine, School of Forestry, worked for nearly thirty years with the UNH Cooperative Extension as an Extension Educator in Forest Resources, retiring at the end of 2003. He has been researching and presenting Living History programs as Abraham Lincoln since 1995. Steve is a member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters, the League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling, and the NH Storytelling Alliance.