Join us on Friday, December 8, for a special holiday treat as Harrisburg Civil War Round Table member and veteran Lincoln presenter James Hayney portrays the 16th President of the United States while discussing Lincoln’s deep and abiding love of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Hayney, a Camp Hill resident and professional actor, has spent much of the last two decades keeping history alive in central Pennsylvania and beyond. He has portrayed Lincoln in a two-act play entitled “Mr. Lincoln,” in a commercial for the History Channel, and in an interactive “Meet Mr. Lincoln” video that plays daily at the National Civil War Museum where viewers can ask Lincoln hundreds of questions. He is much in demand as a speaker for schools and corporate groups, and appears frequently at events in Gettysburg. He appeared at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. on the occasion of President Obama’s first inauguration, was grand marshal for the Pennsylvania Farm Show, and threw out the first pitch at a Harrisburg Senators baseball game.
He will address Lincoln’s Quaker family roots in Pennsylvania, his travels in the state, the role Pennsylvania played in helping him win the Republican Party’s nomination for President in 1860, and his admiration for how the Commonwealth helped to bring the Civil War to a successful conclusion, among other topics. He will draw on his many years of Lincoln scholarship to answer questions from the audience at the end of his presentation, and will pose for individual and group holiday photos with our members.
Those who are unable to attend this engagement in person are invited to tune in to the lecture and Q&A session via Zoom. Click on the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89417385802. No password is required. To dial in by phone call 1-301-715-8592 or click the following link for your call-in number https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kfGykIqk0. The meeting ID # is 894 1738 5802.
Zoom participants should join the meeting by 7:00 pm.