A Civil War Evening
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

Lincoln and Johnson
Lincoln and Johnson
NPS Photo

Quick Facts

GETTING READY FOR 2016:

A Call to Action
Action Item:
History Lesson
Year Accomplished:
2012

An audience of several hundred was on hand to see "Lincoln and Johnson - 1862" at Kingsport, Tennessee's Renaissance Center on July 15, 2012. First person interpretation of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson helped Civil War enthusiasts connect to the Sesquicentennial events from 1862 such as the Tennessee battles at Fort Donelson and Shiloh. Andrew Johnson NHS worked with the Tri-Cities Civil War Roundtable to create and present the program as part of "A Civil War Evening" during Kingsport's Annual Funfest. Andrew Johnson NHS strengthened its ties to its partners in the Northeast Tennessee community by creating the requested program, which was appreciatively received by attendees, including the TCCWR organizer who noted that it brought Tennessee's Civil War history uniquely to life.