Abraham Lincoln at the Depot for President’s Day

One Man Show About Lincoln Plus Other Re-Enactments Presented in Museum

DULUTH, Minn. – President Abraham Lincoln, or an actor playing our sixteenth president, presented his one-man show today as part of the President’s Day celebration at the Depot.

The play depicts what may have been going through Lincoln’s mind in the moments before he was shot in Ford’s Theatre until his death.

The actor playing Lincoln thinks the former president’s story is just as relevant to audiences now as it has ever been.

“He was gentle, kind, this rough hewn guy, great sense of humor, homey ways, I think the ordinary people just identify. He was not a part of the political elite by any stretch of the imagination,” says Fritz Klein, who plays Lincoln.

Other re-enactors at the Depot included two soldiers serving as Lincoln’s honor guard.

“It’s good to take time to honor our presidents, and every president has a story, of history that make up our country,” says Greg Stoewer, who played a private in the 1st Minnesota.

Families walked through the exhibits learning about the past and working on president themed craft projects.

“I thought that it would be a good jumping point. Right now she’s started to get interested and understanding that there’s a world outside of our home, so if we could start talking about history more,” says Traci Scott, a parent who attended the event.

The President’s Day celebration coincided with Lincoln’s funeral train car replica on display at the Depot.

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