Mount Vernon – Ever wonder what became of Mary Todd Lincoln after her husband was murdered and she was asked to leave the White House? How does one cope with the death of a husband who was sitting next to you when he was shot? Or handle the death of a kid to illness? Add to that, having a country who believed she was a Southern sympathizer because of her own family ties? On Thursday, June 16, at ThePlace@TheWoodward (120 S. Main Street in downtown Mount Vernon), Barbara Brugler will bring us to the little known world of Mary Todd Lincoln and share with us what the woman actually was. Barbara is making her second appearance in Mount Vernon, having shared the stage 2 years ago with President Lincoln, portrayed by her real life husband, Robert Brugler.
The Chautauqua Series, organized and brought to you by the members of Elixir and supported in part by the Ariel Foundation, is the only year round Chautauqua Series in the United States according to the Ohio Humanities Council. The series is also brought to you on a donation basis, so you already have your ticket. The series presents first person living history programs with opening acts to create the atmosphere of the era. Speaking of openers, this program has the return on Elixir, the not quite right folk-grass group.
The doors will open for this donation based program, at 6 PM, with Elixir at 7 PM and Mary Todd Lincoln at approximately 7:45 and the first lady will entertain questions immediately following her presentation. This month is first ladies month, coming June 30, just in time for the 4th of July we will meet Abigail Adams portrayed by Raylene Hlavaty.
For more information on this and upcoming programs visit www.elixirpresents.com or www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-6102. To receive a “gentle reminder” email on the Sunday before each program, contact Mike Petee at email@example.com.