Lincoln Look-Alike Contest
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
In November 1863, Abraham Lincoln came to Gettysburg to dedicate the new National Cemetery. His presence and his words were instrumental in helping Gettysburg and the nation heal after one of the most devastating battles to take place on American soil. The battle and his visit changed this historic town forever.
The name Lincoln can be seen everywhere in Gettysburg today - from the various portraits and statues of Lincoln around town to the Lincoln Diner and the Lincoln Train Museum. It’s even possible to have dinner with our 16th President, in person.
But, if you think you could pass for Abraham Lincoln, there is a contest for you! On Wednesday, July 3rd, the Shriver House Museum is holding a Lincoln Look-Alike Contest. There will be three categories so pick the one that best suits your qualifications: the serious-minded, genuine look-alike; the most creative Lincoln look-alike; and the 14 and under Lincoln look-alike as well. Use you imagination to put forth your best impression of the tall, maybe-not-so-handsome but extremely famous president. Start growing your beard today to be sure you’ve got the right look. If that presents a problem, a faux Lincoln beard may come in handy for the whisker-challenged among you. After the Lincoln Look-alike event, contestants are invited to participate in the Independence Day Parade that evening.
For more information or to register for the Lincoln Look-Alike Contest, contact the Shriver House Museum at 717-337-2800 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abraham Lincoln passed directly in front of the home of George and Hettie Shriver on Baltimore Street on his way to deliver his famous Gettysburg Address. Today the Shriver House Museum conducts tours which offer special insight into the lives of the people of Gettysburg and how the Civil War, and in particular the Battle of Gettysburg, affected them. The story is told through the eyes of the Shriver family and gives a glimpse into the lifestyles, customs, and furnishings of the 1860s.