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

Presenter: Sharon & Steve Wood

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. This program is only available as an in-person presentation. 

Event Details


Thursday, October 13, 2022 6:30pm


Minot Sleeper Library
35 Pleasant Street
Bristol NH 03222

Hosted By:

Bristol Historical Society

Contact Info:

Lucille Keegan