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Abraham Lincoln to visit Shelby County Public Library Wednesday

Abraham Lincoln himself visits the Carnegie East Wing for a neighborly Fireside Chat.

Abe invites everyone, from children to seniors, for this free event. The ever-present black stovepipe hat helps everyone easily identify Lincoln. Chat begins at 7 p.m. in the Indiana Room, the room with the fireplace in the library Annex.

Honest Abe will recall his boyhood years, prairie lawyer days, family life, political aspirations, and Civil War tragedy and triumph, and share eloquent speeches.

Danny Russel of Indianapolis has been hailed by Gov. Eric Holcomb for his portrayal of Lincoln - “Striking! Lincoln’s legacy is a real highlight because of your expertise.” (

Lincoln’s birthday is Feb. 12, 1809, and Russel’s schedule is packed for February. Shelby County Public Library is able to present Russel during Lincoln’s birth month.



This program is for all ages; children will enjoy the program since everyone knows Lincoln loves talking with “young’uns”!