Witness famed Lincoln impersonator Bryce Stenzel, acting as the 16th President, describe his role in determining the guilt or innocence of 303 Dakota Indians sentenced for execution in the aftermath of the US/Dakota War of 1862, with emphasis given on how difficult it was for Lincoln to arrive at his final decision to pardon 265 and execute 38 at what remains the largest mass execution in national history.
Bryce Stenzel is a history teacher by trade, but has used his talents (and striking physical resemblance) to bring Abraham Lincoln back to life with performances in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Washington, D.C, and at the Gettysburg National Cemetery. On President's Day 2009, Stenzel recited the Gettysburg Address (from memory) to the Minnesota House of Representatives. Following his presentation, there will be an informal Q&A session between Stenzel and MCM Director, Bayley Schluter.
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*If tickets have already been purchased at the original rate, a refund can be requested by emailing MCM Director, Bayley Schluter*
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