Dennis Boggs of Nashville, Tennessee travels all over the nation bringing Abraham Lincoln's story to life for audiences of all ages. With his extensive theatrical background, Mr. 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, Tennessee.
With professional storytelling experience in her background, his wife Molly knew that her husband needed to further pursue his portrayal of this great historical figure. She could see his deep passion while preparing for the role of Abraham Lincoln, and through indepth research and study, he developed an even deeper admiration and appreciation of this great man and the many challenges and trials and tribulations that he endured throughout his life, beginning with his birth and on into his adulthood. Mr. Boggs also recognized that Abraham Lincoln had very little schooling within his background, but with much hard work and determination, he eventually succeeded and even rose to achieve the highest office in the land. So after endless hours of research and studying and reading countless books and papers, and through much prayer, Mr. Boggs was highly driven to personify and recreate this historical figure's story through his one-man act told in first person, storytelling format in his program entitled Meet Mr. Lincoln.
For 17 years now and with averaging over 250 performances a year, Dennis Boggs is now a fulltime Lincoln Presenter from Nashville, Tennessee, who travels fromcoast to coast, presenting President Lincoln for schools, colleges and universities, civic groups, museums, Chautauqua events, library programs, Civil War roundtables, storytelling festivals, motivational speaking programs, churches, as well as many otherspecial events and venues, including severalChapters of the Colonial DamesinVero Beach, Florida, West Palm Beach, Florida, Jacksonville, Florida andalso, St. Augustine, Florida. He has also been asked to speak to The Children of the Daughters of the American Revolution and also The Sons of the American Revolution, as well as for several Chautauqua events, including the Two Rivers Chautauqua in Grand Junction, Colorado; The Natural State Chautauquain El Dorado, Arkansas; and The Keene Chautauqua in Keene, New Hampshire. Mr. Boggs is also asked to speak on numerous occasions, including the 'Gettysburg programs,' at Lincoln Memorial University.
Many of his other credits include 2 documentaries for theHistory Channel,Being Lincolnand Looking for Lincoln, as well as being highly featured on several PBS(Public Broadcasting System) programmingstations.He has appeared on theworld famous stageof theGrand Ole Opry, and he has also presented President Lincoln for many programs with theUnited States National Park ServicesincludingtheCarl Sandburg Home National Historic Site(Flat Rock,North Carolina),The Jimmy CarterNational Historic Site (Plains, Georgia),Cumberland Gap National Historical Park(Middlesboro, Kentucky),The Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus(Columbus, Georgia),Stones River Battlefield(Murfreesboro, Tennessee), Vicksburg National Military Park(Vicksburg, Mississippi), and theAndersonville National Historic Site(Andersonville, Georgia). He has also presented President Lincoln for The Assocation of Shortline Railroadsin Orlando, Florida, as well as the 150th Anniversary of the Union Pacific Railroadin San Antonio, Texas, and also for a historical event for the Iowa Interstate Railroad.
Mr. Boggshas also presented President Lincoln at numerous living history events as well as several national Civil War reenactments including The 140th Anniversary of the Reenactment of the Battle of Franklin(Franklin, Tennessee) and The 145th Anniversary of the Reenactment of the Battle of Chickamauga (Chickamauga, Georgia) with the latter being attended by Vice-President Dick Cheney as the keynote speaker. He haspresented programs for the Washington, D.C. Historical Societyand was also awarded "First Place" in The National Abraham Lincoln Look Alike & Oratorical Competition (Decatur, Illinois), and Mr. Boggs has even had the honor and privilege of presenting President Lincoln at The Lincoln Memorialin Washington, D.C.
Formore informationregarding Dennis Boggs and his Meet Mr. Lincoln program, please feel free to contact him at(615) 874-8028 - home, (615) 943-7742 - cell, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.