2018 June The Story of Mary Todd Lincoln

2018 June The Story of Mary Todd Lincoln

Date: Sun. 10 Jun, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour

The Story of Mary Todd Lincoln

Historical actor Betty Kay tells the story of the Lincolns through the eyes of Elizabeth Todd Edwards, sister of Mary Todd Lincoln, who was among the people most closely acquainted with the Lincolns.  She held Mary in her arms on the day she was born and again on the day she died in the Edwards’ home in 1882.  She begins her presentation by comparing Mary’s childhood experiences with Abraham’s and then weaves their lives together.

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About the presenter:

Betty Kay taught elementary school in Springfield for more than 30 years.  She has written twelve children’s books, including Illinois from A to Z (University of Illinois Press, 2000).  As a historical actor, she has given numerous presentations throughout Illinois.