Lincoln Home National Historic Site invites the community to attend a special performance of A Message at Midnight, a one-act play set on Christmas Eve of 1864. Celebration is far away from the mind of President Abraham Lincoln as he awaits the news from General Sherman as the general marches towards Savannah, Georgia. A victory would help assure the passage of the 13th Amendment and provide a life-saving boost to the morale of the North. A defeat may be the final blow to hopes of reunion and freedom for the enslaved. Midnight approaches as General Ulysses S. Grant arrives to meet the president with the news. A Message at Midnight is based on a Ken Bradbury production and features Fritz Klein as Abraham Lincoln, Pam Brown as Mary Todd Lincoln and Dennis Rendleman as Ulysses S. Grant. nps.gov.

A Message at Midnight
Friday and Saturday

Dec. 20 and 21, 7-8 p.m.

Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Visitor Center

426 S. Seventh St.

217-492-4150

Free

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