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    National Memorial Rhode Island

Special Event to Commemorate Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

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Date: February 9, 2010
Contact: Jennifer Gonsalves, 401.521.7266

Abraham Lincoln Returns to Providence

in Gala Event

 

To commemorate Lincoln’s birthday, Roger Williams National Memorial presents “An Evening with Abraham Lincoln” on Friday, February 12, 2010, 6:45 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in America, 75 North Main Street in Providence. The event is free and open to the public. For information please call(401) 521-7266

 

This gala event brings back Robb Dimmick in his tour de force re-enactment, which sold out last February. Dimmick has performed his one man show for 26 years throughout the eastern seaboard and has distinguished himself as one of the most authentic portrayers of the 16th president.

The Providence Journal says, “Dimmick plays Lincoln warts and all.” The nation’s foremost Lincoln scholar, John Hope Franklin calls Dimmick’s presentation, “A wonderful, wonderful Abraham Lincoln.” And the Argus-Champion declares, “Dimmick's Lincoln is a man of half-stooped stature, trying to shoulder the weight of the world.”

This setting for this presentation has particular historical resonance, as Roger Williams, a champion for freedom and liberty and for whom the National Memorial is named, was the founder of The First Baptist Church in America.

 

 

 

 

Did You Know?

Roger Williams

Did you know Rhode Island was the last colony to sign the constitution? Rhode Island refused to sign until the Bill of Rights that held the First Amendment was implemented. Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams recognized Roger Williams as conceiving the original concept for the amendment. More...