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Welcome to Lincoln Remembered

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Skip Critell is a history teacher/historian who brings Abraham Lincoln back to life. With years of knowledge of the Civil War and President Lincoln, Skip can provide education & entertainment for your school or event.

Church, school, civic, commercial and many other groups can benefit from these presentations. Skip has participated with state capitols, museums, and multiple historical associations.

Why hire a living historian?

An excerpt from an article by Brent Land, of the Columbia News Service:

In an effort to make the Civil War more accessible for her students, Leslie Evans-Boxer turned to a Lincoln presenter. Evans-Boxer, 41, relocated to Idaho from Pennsylvania a few years ago to teach refugee and immigrant children at the Boise Language Academy. Living outside Gettysburg she's been exposed to Civil War re-enactments and felt that having a performer visit her class might be a good way to excite her students about Lincoln's legacy. An internet search for performers in the Boise area turned up Skip Critell. She was dazzled by his performance.

"I opened the door to let him into the classrom and my jaw dropped," Evans-Boxer recalls. "He looked so much like Lincoln."

Critell charmed the kids by passing around old artifacts from the era such as marbles and a slate board. He also showed photos of Lincoln's boyhood home and school books from the time. But the part of his performance that left the children floored was his recitation of the Gettysburg address from memory.

"This just brought it to life in a fresh way," said Evans-Boxer. "I'm not sure they'll remember anything else from this year, except that lincoln came here."


filmography credits

  • Back To The Past (PBS)
  • Looking For Lincoln (PBS)
  • Outdoor Idaho - State of Our Parks (PBS)
  • Being Lincoln
  • RC Willey President's Day TV Commercial
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We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
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A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved -- I do not expect the house to fall -- but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.
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Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
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With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.
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Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
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I do the very best I can, I mean to keep going. If the end brings me out all right, then what is said against me won't matter. If I'm wrong, ten angels swearing I was right won't make a difference.
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Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made it inviolate. The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
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Living History Presentations
12294 W Hidden Valley St
Boise, Idaho 83709

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