To commemorate the 200th anniversary of our 16th president's birth, Hope Baugh will premiere her original piece "Of the People: Stories and Images of Abraham Lincoln" as part of the Sharing Hoosier History Through Stories Series presented by Storytelling Arts of Indiana and the Indiana Historical Society.
Baugh says she drew inspiration from Lincoln's unique position as the first president to be widely portrayed via photographs and other visual images. This, she imagines, gave the American people a sense of "ownership" of their president that had not existed before.
Baugh works full-time as a department manager for a public library, part-time as a freelance storyteller and teacher and maintains a blog called "Indy Theater Habit."
The program is Jan. 18, 4-6 p.m. at the History Center, 450 W. Ohio St. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. To order tickets or for more information, call 317-232-1882 or go to www.storytellingarts.org.