Johnsonville, Tennessee State Historic Park

A few of President Abraham Lincoln's philosophies of life:


"I have an irrepressible desire to know that the world will be a little bit better off for I have lived in it.'

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds they want to be."

"He has a right to criticize who has a heart to help." 

"Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves."

Available for appearances

and presentations within

the middle Tennessee area

​​A few words from our Great sponsor . . .


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Annual "Lincoln Days" contest
wins in Lincoln's Home Town:

Look-a-like 2012 - 1st place

Oratory 2012 - 1st place

Look-a-like 2014 - 2nd place

Oratory 2015 - 2nd place 

Look-a-like 2015 - 1st place

Look-a-like 2018 - 3rd place

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  Check out now how to improve your memory
through our article on
Lincoln's verbal repetition technique.



​​My goal as a living historian is to provide a taste of a by gone era and a sense of our nation's greatest struggle.


If you would like to schedule a visit at your senior living center, library, historical reenactment, school, or elsewhere within  the Nashville and Middle Tennessee area, I hope you will contact me.

My Story

Since my childhood, I have been an admirer of the Sixteenth American President, known as the Great Emancipator.  Born in the original county of Jefferson Davis' birth in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, I made stops throughout my ​youth at Abraham Lincoln's birthplace near Hodgenville, Kentucky whenever our family visited the region. I'm not sure why I liked to visit so often, but it seemed like a quiet, serene place.


     yet the story doesn't end here ...


After earning my college degree and growing a beard in 1991, I began to be teased about my actual resem-blance to the former President. My destiny as a presenter then seemed to be written in the stars.  Over a decade later, I began developing a speech dressed in character as Lincoln, which I presented on July 4th, 2003. The following year,  I joined the Association of Lincoln Presenters and became a lifetime member of that organization.​


I portray President Lincoln in the first person for all age groups. Throughout the years, I have visited senior living centers, schools, battle fields, libraries, and more.                                                                                              




I am a slow

  walker,   

  but  

     I never walk    
     backward.   



     -- A. Lincoln  

 

Whit McMahan

portrays the life story of

President Abraham Lincoln

Classroom Presentations

First Place 2015

Look-a-like, Hodgenville, Kentucky

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  Experience the life story of the Sixteenth

  President and learn about his struggle with 

  the American Civil War