IC welcomes Lincoln, the Great Communicator
A Lincoln, the Great Communicator performance will be held in Sibert Theatre Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.
Jacksonville will be the first stop on the performance’s tour of eight Looking for Lincoln communities across the state. The event, coordinated by the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition, is being hosted by Illinois College and the Jacksonville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.
“We are excited to partner with Illinois College and Looking for Lincoln,” said Brittany Henry ’06, executive director of the Jacksonville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The Jacksonville area has a proud history, particularly in the 19th century, when Jacksonville had citizens directly involved in the Civil War and the Underground Railroad. We are always pleased to participate in anything celebrating our connection to Lincoln and that era.”
The performance mixes period music with the words of President Abraham Lincoln to consider his skills and use of communication during a time of change in how Americans communicate. Lincoln, The Great Communicator is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
IC’s Department of History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion and the Paul Findley Congressional Office Museum will sponsor opportunities for students and the community to meet Lincoln — George Buss — and folk musician Chris Vallillo.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and a meet and greet will follow the performance. For more information about the event, contact Jenny Barker-Devine at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Jacksonville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at 217.243.5678.
The tour will also take performances to Ottawa, Mahomet, Pontiac, Carthage, Decatur, Freeport and Lincoln. Event information is available on the Looking for Lincoln Facebook page. For more information, visit www.lookingforlincoln.com.