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. The Brentwood Historical Society Annual Meeting will take place at 2:00pm with the presentation to begin at 2:30pm.

Event Details


Sunday, November 14, 2021 2:30pm


Brentwood Historical Society Museum
140 Crawley Falls Road
Brentwood NH 03833

Hosted By:

Brentwood Historical Society

Contact Info:

Karen Ellis