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. 

Event Details


Thursday, October 12, 2023 7:00pm


Booster Clubhouse
99 Main Street
Ashland NH 03217

Hosted By:

Ashland Historical Society

Contact Info:

David Ruell