Friday, March 30, 2012

Lincoln Forum Cruise


The Forum is pleased to announce special amenities and early registration for a unique riverboat cruise aboard the historic "American Queen" August 30-September 7, 2012, where the Forum's Frank Williams, Harold Holzer, and George Buss will interpret Abraham Lincoln on a special Civil War sesquicentennial voyage dedicated to his life and times.

Details on this amazing opportunity are below.

The Lincoln Legacy aboard the Grande American Queen From Vicksburg to Louisville August 30 - September 7, 2012 With historians Frank Williams and Harold Holzer and George Buss as President Abraham Lincoln.

Please join Frank Williams and Harold Holzer on this Civil War sesquicentennial commemorative cruise in luxurious style as we cruise the great Mississippi and scenic Ohio Rivers.. After a four-year hiatus, steamboats are back on the river and what a fitting venue for us to reflect upon our 16th president and his presidency during these turbulent times. As you relax in luxury we will offer onboard talks, mixed with music and activities befitting a steamboat. The American Queen offers all of the modern amenities and conveniences with the ambiance of a by-gone era where time moved more slowly and people mingled together without the rush of modern society.

President Lincoln (George Buss) himself will be aboard to offer his own insights and answer your questions. And the talented 97th Regimental String Band will enthusiastically and professionally offer music of the time period, including an evening of "Music Lincoln Loved". At the end of the cruise a traditional period Cotillion will be hosted by the 9th and whether you choose to dance, or simply watch, it will be an event to remember.

The American Queen offers all meals and snacks, wine and beer with dinner, sumptuous dining prepared with regional foods by acclaimed southern Chef Regina Charbonneau. A complimentary shore excursion is offered in each port (Memphis, Helena and Henderson).

As a Lincoln Forum member you will be entitled to additional group benefits such as prepaid gratuities, a $100 onboard credit, and a private cocktail party. You will also have a choice to stay at a luxury hotel in either New Orleans, Jackson, MS or at the end of the cruise in Louisville. To receive these benefits you must join our special group arranged by Charlene Corris at Custom Travel Concepts. And, for each booking made in this group she will make a contribution to the Lincoln Forum.

To receive details, pricing, and to make your reservation please contact Charlene Corris at 866-956-4440 or email her at

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