Freeport Performers to Appear at National Archives

Jan 15, 2018

George Buss (left) as Abraham Lincoln and Tim Connors (right) as Stephen Douglas from a previous debate event.
Credit George Buss (@gbuss760) / Twitter

Two performers from Freeport are set to portray Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas at the National Archives in Washington. Lincoln portrayer George Buss and Douglas portrayer Tim Connors will give a performance Feb. 22 about the Lincoln-Douglas debates during the 1858 U.S. Senate campaign in Illinois.

The performance will be moderated by Harold Holzer, who has chaired the Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation and co-chairs The Lincoln Forum.

Buss has performed as Lincoln for 32 years across the country, including once before at the National Archives. Connors has portrayed Douglas for more than a decade in 11 states.


The event also will include a performance by Phil Darius Wallace of St. Louis as Frederick Douglass.