One Time Appearance at the B&O Railroad Museum
WHEN: Tuesday, April 21, 1:00 PM
WHERE: B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: Complimentary admission: Tuesday, April 21 (12 Noon – 4 PM)
American actor Richard Frederick “Fritz” Klein will portray U.S. President Abraham Lincoln at the B&O Railroad Museum, one of the National Park Service’s “funeral” stops commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Funeral Train and the return of Lincoln’s body to Springfield, Illinois, in 1865.
This first person interpretation program consists of an introduction by a National Park Ranger followed by a one hour presentation of Lincoln portrayed by Mr. Klein, who has been portraying President Lincoln for more than 30 years and is considered one of the nation’s top Lincoln interpreters.
Klein will speak in first person as Lincoln during the first 20 minutes of the presentation followed by a 20-minute interactive third person question and answer session as Lincoln and another 20-minute session as himself.
This interpretation continues the Museum’s exhibit The War Came by Train and commemorative events around Lincoln’s Funeral Train Scheduled for the weekend of April 18-19, 2015 (for further information on these events visit http://www.borail.org/Civil-War.aspx ). Museum’s nationally acclaimed exhibit “The War Came by Train” that features special artifacts, including an exact reproduction of the overcoat Lincoln wore on the night of his assassination made by Brooks Brothers, a hand-made scale model of the Lincoln Funeral Car and Civil War veteran’s ribbons and uniforms in gallery exhibits that highlights the events of the year 1865 and the end of the War.
The B&O Railroad Museum™, a full affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American railroading and its impact on American society, culture and economy. The Museum is home to the oldest, most comprehensive collection of railroad artifacts in the Western Hemisphere including an unparalleled roster of 19th and 20th century railroad equipment. The 40-acre historic site is regarded as the birthplace of American Railroading and includes the 1851 Mt. Clare Station, the 1884 Baldwin Roundhouse and first mile of commercial railroad track in America. For further information on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, please call 410-752-2490 or visit www.borail.org.
Richard Frederick “Fritz” Klein was born in 1948 and is one of the nation’s best known Lincoln re-enactors. He has portrayed the 16th president in a variety of short films and at numerous venues across the country since 1981. Klein’s portrayals of the president have achieved local and national recognition. He resides with his family in Springfield, Illinois.