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.
Thursday, October 12, 2023 7:00pm
Booster Clubhouse99 Main StreetAshland NH 03217
Ashland Historical Society
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