The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is proud to announce the arrival of its newest Nation Builder: Young Abraham Lincoln.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (March 31, 2016) – As part of a new initiative to chronologically expand programming, Colonial Williamsburg introduces its newest Nation Builder: Young Abraham Lincoln.
“For years, visitors have requested Civil War interpretation,” said John Hay, a Colonial Williamsburg spokesperson. “Bringing Young Lincoln to Colonial Williamsburg answers those calls, and signals the first step in our new, larger commitment to nineteenth-century and Civil War history.”
After a rigorous six-month search that spanned the globe, Colonial Williamsburg narrowed the field to three candidates. After a two week interview and audition process in Williamsburg, Mr. Basile Patron won the position. He comes to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation with two decades of stage experience in Argentina, Uruguay, Norway, and Chicago.
“I am delighted to be joining such a storied institution,” Basile Patron said. “Helping visitors understand Mr. Lincoln’s contribution to American history is a privilege, and a responsibility—a responsibility that I take seriously.”
Visitors can see Young Abe throughout the month of April in “Meet a Nation Builder” performances. His first official appearance is today, April 1, at 3 pm: “The Road to Secession and War.”
Additional information is available by visiting www.colonialwilliamsburg.com, or by calling 277-453-6657.