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Upcoming Events and Programs

“A Visit with the Lincolns”

Portrayed by John & Marian King


Ludlow Days at Wildcat Park

Saturday & Sunday, July 13 & 14, 2019

Saturday: Lincoln program at 3:00-3:30 p.m.

Sunday: Lincoln program at 1:00-1:30 p.m.

Wildcat Park

896 Olmsted Road

P.O. Box 125

Ludlow, PA 16333


Native American Pow Wow ~ Civil War Encampment ~ Kids’ Games ~ Concessions Music ~ Olmsted Manor & Ludlow History

For more information, please visit

 https://wildcatpark.weebly.com/ or


“A Visit by Abraham Lincoln”

Portrayed by John W. King


A Soldier’s Life During the Civil War

Saturday, July 20, 2019

12 - 3 p.m.

Beaver Creek State Park

12021 Echo Dell Rd

East Liverpool, OH 43920


Kid friendly!

Park village buildings open: 12 to 4 p.m.

For more information, please contact the park,

or visit http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/beavercreek or


“A Visit with the Lincolns”


Portrayed by John & Marian King


Great Day Child Care Learning Centers

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

10:00 a.m.: Middlefield, OH Location

14810 Madison Rd.

Middlefield, OH  44062


2:00 p.m.: Madison, OH Location

2471 Hubbard Rd.

Madison, OH  44057


For more information, please visit https://www.greatdaychildcare.com/



“Memories: Garfield Connections to Garfield Heights”

Widow & Former First Lady Lucretia R. Garfield

 Portrayed by Debbie Weinkamer

 for the

Garfield Heights Centennial & Annual Summer Festival

   Sunday, August 11, 2019

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Meet-and-Greet; Conversations

Garfield Heights Historical Society

5405 Turney Road

Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125


 For more information, please contact the Historical Society,

or the city at 216-475-1100,

or visit http://www.garfieldhts.org/,  https://www.ghhist.org/, and


“Destiny of the Republic: Life & Death of James A. Garfield”

Widow & Former First Lady Lucretia R. Garfield

 Portrayed by Debbie Weinkamer  for the benefit of the

Moreland Hills Historical Society

   Saturday, August 17, 2019

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Book Discussion & Special Appearance

125 Murwood

Moreland Hills, Ohio 44022

$10 per Person ~ *Reservations Required* ~ No tickets at the door

 Checks payable to Moreland Hills Historical Society

Attn: Randy Nielsen, Treasurer

4350 SOM Center Rd. - Moreland Hills, OH  44022

(Please include email address to receive to receive tickets)

 Refreshments will be served

More information at https://mhhsohio.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/President-James-A-Garfields-Birthplace-831239807004754/?epa=SEARCH_BOX.

“Meet Abraham Lincoln”

Portrayed by John W. King

  at the

129th Annual Pierpont Pioneer Picnic

Friday, August 23, 2019 ~ 4 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, August 24, 2019 ~ 12 to 4 p.m.

Sunday, August 25, 2019 ~ 12 to 4 p.m.

1809 Middle Rd.

Pierpont Twp., OH  44082

*Free, family fun with food, games, and music*

For more information, please visit


“A Visit with the Lincolns”

President & Mrs. Abraham Lincoln

Portrayed by John & Marian King

at the

Patriot Day Tribute Concert

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

6:00 p.m.

Lake Shore Park

1700 East 1st St.

Ashtabula, OH  44004


For more information, please visit

http://www.lakeshoreparkashtabula.org/ or


“A Visit with the Lincolns”

President & Mrs. Abraham Lincoln

Portrayed by John & Marian King

at the

Emancipation Day Celebration

Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & 22, 2019

10:00 a.m.

Gallia County Fairgrounds

189 Jackson Pike

Gallipolis, OH  45631


For more information, please visit

https://www.emancipation-day.com/ or


“A Visit with Abraham Lincoln and Mary Lincoln”


Portrayed by John and Marian King

for the

36th Annual

Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival

Saturday, October 12, 2019: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 13, 2019: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Held in Downtown Jefferson Village

East Jefferson & Chestnut Streets ~ East to RR Tracks

Jefferson, OH  44047


**Free Admission**

Souvenirs, Crafts, Entertainment, Demonstrations, Quilt Show,

Contests, Parade, Kids Rides/Games, Great Food

Plus Driving Tours of the 18 Covered Bridges of Ashtabula County

or more information, please visit http://www.coveredbridgefestival.org/or


“Life after President Garfield”

Widow & Former First Lady Lucretia R. Garfield

 Portrayed by Debbie Weinkamer

 for the

Rose Institute – at Stone Gardens Assisted Living

   Tuesday, November 5, 2019

3:15 p.m.

27090 Cedar Road

Beachwood, Ohio 44122


For more information, please contact the number above,

or visit

https://www.menorahpark.org/residences/stone-gardens or


“The Garfield Family & Mentor Public Library:

A Conversation with Lucretia & James R. Garfield”

Widow & Former First Lady Lucretia R. Garfield

Portrayed by Debbie Weinkamer

Son James R. Garfield

Portrayed by Alan Gephardt

 Mentor Public Library ~ Main Branch

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

6:30 p.m.

Village Room

(lower level)

 8215 Mentor Ave.

 Mentor, OH 44060


*Free Program* in honor of the 200th anniversary of the library

For more information & reservations, please contact the Library,

or visit http://www.mentorpl.org/ or


A Conversation with

Mary Lincoln & Lucretia Garfield”


Portrayed by Marian King & Debbie Weinkamer

for the

The College Club of Cleveland

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Lunch: 12:00 p.m.; Program at 1:00 p.m.

*Reservations Required*

Members: $20; Non-Members: $25

Held at the Cleveland Skating Club

2500 Kemper Rd.

Shaker Heights, OH 44120


For more information, contact Mary Lou Bregitzer at 440-442-1689;

for reservations, please visit  


or https://www.facebook.com/TheCollegeClub/.   

“A Visit with George & Martha Washington


Portrayed by Dale & Nancy Fellows

for the

“Forever Young” Senior Adults 

Saturday, February 8, 2020 

5:00 p.m. ~ Pasta Dinner

Program following 

Grace Church

 7393 Pearl Rd.

 Middleburg Heights, OH  44130


 For more information, please contact the church at 440-243-4885

or via email at gracechurch@gracecma.org,

or visit http://gracecma.org/

or https://www.facebook.com/GraceCMAChurch/.



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