2015 Lincoln Funeral Railway Car and Programs
You won't want to miss the rare chance to board the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Railway Car which will be on display in Downtown Antioch August 25 thru September 9, 2018. This wonderful recreation (2015) of the original Lincoln Funeral Car (original was burnt to the ground) will be available for viewing the railway car from 9 am to 6 pm daily. Admission is $5 pp, they deeply regret that this historic recreation is not handicapped accessible. Click here for printable Lincoln Rail Car Map
Hosted by Lakes Region Historical Society with the help of their sponsors Tour Groups from 10 am till Noon with advance notice. Don't miss the following Lincoln Programs available to the public:
- Abraham Lincoln portrayed by Fritz Klein-"The Last Full Measure" by Ken Bradbury-a moving perspective from Lincoln's point of view, on what may have transpired in the President's mind while he lay dying that fateful night of April 14, 1865. Info below for times and places.
- Concert-Regimental Volunteer Band of Wisconsin-A Free Concert, see below for info and place.
- Civil War Reenactment-Labor Day Weekend (Downtown Antioch);
- Military Honor Guard on Labor Day Weekend; and
- Sulters and Cannons-Cannon Fire to be scheduled.
- Luncheon Presentation- on how the Car was Created, 8/9
CONCERT--Regimental Volunteer Band of Wisconsin
Free Concert in the Bandshell, adjacent to the Railcar site on Saturday, September 1, 2018 beginning at 1:30 pm, Bring your blanket of a lawn chair to ?enjoy a concert in the park as you would have heard it 150 years ago!? Period music will be played on authentic instruments of the time. You will have the opportunity to visit with the musicians and query them about their history.
Fritz Klein as Abraham Lincoln
Considered one of the nation's foremost Lincoln actors, FRITZ KLEIN makes Lincoln and his period of history come alive in his performances. Klein was born and raised in Southern California. Graduating in 1970 with a B.A. he married and took up landscaping in Hawaii. He began acting in 1975, in a local historic pageant and seasonal drama. In 1976 he was asked to portray Abraham Lincoln at the Kailua-Kona celebration of the national bicentennial. Since 1980 the Lincoln role has been full-time, taking him to some 35 states for film and television, on stage, and as a motivational speaker. A father of four children, he now resides with his wife Linda in Springfield, Illinois where he gives performances for some of the city's 500,000 annual visitors. From there he also travels to points across the nation on tours, and by special invitation.
Klein's portrayal of Lincoln brings this American icon to life. He bears a striking physical resemblance to Lincoln. His programs are thoroughly researched, historically accurate and blend Lincoln's humor with his great humanity. His ability to adapt to any audience and adapt his program's content to your theme means that you are guaranteed to walk away with new insight into the man and a genuine sense that you have been with Lincoln himself.
Mr. Klein will be presenting, The Last Full Measure by Ken Bradbury, a moving perspective from Lincoln?s point of view, on what may have transpired in the President?s mind while he lay dying that fateful night of April 14th, 1865.
2 dates and locations:
- Sunday, 9/2/18 at 7:30 pm at Antioch Community High School (1133 Main Street, Antioch, IL), Admission $10 pp; and (Tickets can be bought at the railcar or at the door if tickets are still available);
- Monday, 9/3/18 at 2:00 pm at PM&L Theatre (877 Main Street, Antioch, IL), Admission $10 pp. (PM&L Tickets can be bought at their box office 847-395-3055)
LUNCHEON PRESENTATION ON THE CREATION OF THE CAR
August 9, 2018 at Dockers North -COMPLETED preregistration required
The Antioch Chamber is hosting a Luncheon which is open to the Public and its Members to learn about the creation of the Lincoln Car. Cost is $20 pp for the Public.Doors open at 11:30 am, presentation at Noon.
Hosted by Lakes Region Historical Society in Antioch
Thank You to our sponsors who made it possible to host this historic event:
State Bank of the Lakes
Dan Dugenske Family
Lions Club of Antioch
Rotary Club of Antioch
Strang Funeral Home
Antioch Chamber of Commerce
A special "thank you" to the Village of Antioch
Wilmot Heritage Antiques
Dragonfly Bed & Breakfast