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Fireside Chat with Abraham Lincoln

  • Shelby County Public Library - Carnegie East Wing 33 West Broadway Street Shelbyville, IN, 46176 United States (map)

Fun for all Ages! Free Event/No Reservations Necessary

Come have a fireside chat with Abraham Lincoln!

Hilarity, heartbreak, humanity, and brilliant speeches abound as Abraham Lincoln traces his amazing journey from a log cabin to the White House. Learn about his Indiana youth (age 7-21) where frontier life was precarious, disease a constant companion, and death a hovering presence. He worked side by side with his father, mourned the loss of family members, read the books that opened his mind, and developed a determination of spirit coupled with deep compassion for all people. With only meager schooling, our 16th president became a master of the English language, a lawyer of the highest standing and ability, a nationally known debater and orator, and one of the world's greatest statesmen.

*Courtesy of professional actor Danny Russell. “Lincoln seems to be a role Danny Russell was born to play. He has been taking Mr. Lincoln and introducing him to audiences across the Midwest and has been honored by the Indiana Arts Commission for his work.” Steve Nicewanger

Questions: Donna Dennison, Genealogy Department Head, at (317) 398-8144 or

This department is located in the library's annex, the Carnegie East Wing.