LERNA -- A presentation on Abraham Lincoln's use of communication as a political and personal tool is scheduled for Saturday at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site.

The presentation is combination of narrative and music with George Buss portraying Lincoln, a news release about the event said. It will also feature folk musician and folklorist Chis Vallillo, it said.

The presentation is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday in the historic site's visitors center auditorium.

The release said the portrayed discussion will focus on Lincoln's gifts as a communicator and how he used them throughout his lifetime.

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Vallillo will perform period music to illustrate the message and the Buss will quote passages from some of Lincoln's speeches, the release also said.

The release said there will be no admission charge to attend the presentation. Sponsors are the historic site, the Lincoln Log Cabin Foundation and the state Looking for Lincoln program with grant assistance from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, it said.

Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site is located in southern Coles County and features the land home and farmstead of Thomas and Sarah Bush Lincoln, who were Abraham Lincoln's father and stepmother.

More information about the site and its programming is available by calling 217-345-1845, visiting www.lincolnlogcabin.org. or www.facebook.com/lincolnlogcabin.

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Dave Fopay is a reporter for the JG-TC who covers Coles County, the local court system, Charleston schools and more.

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