America’s Great Stories to be Told Again in Lincoln this June

This month I am privileged to be a part of a grassroots Lincoln organization: America’s Great Stories.  Four storytellers will be presenting first person narrative biographical sketches about four key American historical figures.  While I am not personally dressing up in costume, I get to lead the children in the Pledge of Allegiance, learning “America the Beautiful” and in a verse that impacted the lives of these four Americans.  Although many of the presentations are for specific groups, the three Lincoln locations mentioned are open to the public.  NOTE: all of these community room events are sponsored by “America’s Great Stories.”

 

 

Calvert Recreational Center (4500 Stockwell) on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

June 3 James Naismith (inventor of basketball)

June 10 Booker T. Washington (Famed educator)

June 17 George Washington (founding father)

June 24 Katharine Lee Bates (writer of “America the Beautiful”)

James Naismith Portrayed

Portrayal of James Naismith

 

Walt Library (6701 S. 14th) on Fridays at 11:00 a.m.

June 6 James Naismith (inventor of basketball)

June 13 Booker T. Washington (famed educator)

June 20 George Washington (founding father)

June 27 Katharine Lee Bates (writer of “America the Beautiful”)

 

Booker T. Washington portrayed

Portrayal of  Booker T. Washington

Gere Library (56th & Normal) on Fridays at 3:00 p.m.

June 6 James Naismith (inventor of basketball)

June 13 Booker T. Washington (famed educator)

June 20 George Washington (founding father)

June 27 Katharine Lee Bates (writer of “America the Beautiful”)

 

We have attended these presentations in the past, and the first person narrators do an excellent job of bringing these important American historical figures to life!

“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for ’tis better to be alone than in bad company.”

-George Washington-

P.S. Due to room capacity limitations, the library sessions in particular can fill up quickly.  If you are flexible on your timing, attending the evening sessions at Calvert Rec Center may be your best option!

 

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One thought on “America’s Great Stories to be Told Again in Lincoln this June

  1. If you happened to see the pictures that I posted earlier of the actual historical figures that I had found on Wikimedia Commons, and you compare them to the actors portraying the characters that are now in the post, you will be amazed as to how much they look alike!

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