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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

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Legacy Projects > Book: The Indiana Years & Between Friends – plays about Abraham Lincoln Book: The Indiana Years & Between Friends – plays about Abraham Lincoln

A 72-page soft-cover book that features two plays about the life of Abraham Lincoln written by Fr. Gavin Barnes, a Benedictine monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey.  The first play, “The Indiana Years”,  is about young Abe’s life (ages 7-21) growing up in Indiana – working with his father, grieving deaths of his mother and sister, and encountering the harsh reality of slavery for the first time. This play was performed as part of the 1959 sesquicentennial celebration held at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Spencer County, Indiana.

The second play, “Between Friends”,  describes the friendship that develops, through a series of letters, between President Lincoln and Generals Ulysses Grant and William Sherman during the Civil War.  “Between Friends” was a feature of the 2012 season at Lincoln Amphitheatre, also located in Spencer County.