LACONIA — Mary Todd Lincoln, the formidable wife of one of this nation's most famous presidents, will come to life at Taylor Community when actress Sally Mummey presents her one-woman performance of the legendary first lady.
Through the use of authentically reproduced clothing, lectures, storytelling and informal, spontaneous
dialog, Mummey will bring Mrs. Lincoln to life Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at Taylor's Woodside Building.
Born of an aristocratic family in Lexington, Ky., against her family's wishes, Mary Todd married Abraham Lincoln, the man she loved. She partnered with him to achieve their goal of becoming president and first lady.
Mummey portrays a lively, accurate and well-researched Mary Todd Lincoln, showing the many facets of
this unconventional modern woman of the 1860s who was perhaps the most misunderstood of her time.
The event – which will appeal to audiences of all ages – is free and open to the public. However, those
planning to attend need to pre-register as seating is limited. Seats can be reserved by calling 524-5600.