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St. Augustine Town Committee of the NSCDA-FL hosts Abraham Lincoln historical actor and performances
Abraham Lincoln historical interpretive presentations were recently hosted and sponsored by The St. Augustine Town Committee of the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Florida (NSCDA-FL) for public school students.
The program, "Meet Mr. Lincoln" was held for students at Gamble Rogers Middle School, 6250 US-1 in St. Augustine on Friday, January 20 beginning at 8 a.m. until noon with seven presentations. Boggs of Nashville, Tennessee travels throughout the U.S. bringing Abraham Lincoln's story to life for audiences of all ages. With his extensive theatrical background, Boggs was first introduced into playing the role of President Lincoln in a theatrical a production on stage at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in his hometown of Nashville. Visit the website at www.meetmrlincoln.com.
All presenters are well versed in the portrayal of their characters including personalities, cultural nuances, and history with an interactive presentation and question and answers from the students. The Dames, schoolteachers, and school district department supervisors coordinate the school programs along with a curriculum and essay contest. The presentations are designed to share a multifaceted understanding of the people and issues that shaped the United States and inspire enthusiasm about history.
The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Florida (NSCDA-FL) was incorporated in 1899. In 1939, they bought the Ximenez-Fatio House from the Fatio heirs to use as their state house museum. Considered as one of St. Augustine's best-preserved Spanish colonial dwellings, the museum depicts the boarding house lifestyle of Florida's Territorial/
Julie Vaill Gatlin
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