Spirit of St. Louis – Pick Your Charity, Pick Your Car

2 Freeport performers to appear at National Archives

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

President Abraham Lincoln poses for a photograph on November 8, 1863, days before he delivered the Gettysburg Address.

FREEPORT, Ill. – Two performers from Freeport are set to portray Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas at the National Archives in Washington.

The (Freeport) Journal-Standard reports that Lincoln portrayer George Buss and Douglas portrayer Tim Connors will give a performance Feb. 22 about the Lincoln-Douglas debates during the 1858 U.S. Senate campaign in Illinois. The performance will be moderated by Harold Holzer, who has chaired the Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation and co-chairs The Lincoln Forum.

Buss has performed as Lincoln for 32 years across the country, including once before at the National Archives. Connors has portrayed Douglas for more than a decade in 11 states.

The event also will include a performance by Phil Darius Wallace of St. Louis as Frederick Douglass.