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Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
by Miller, Debra
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Chicago actress Debra Miller presents in 'Mrs. Lincoln's Salon' a picture of Mary Lincoln that is both sympathetic and truthful. Mrs. Lincoln's Salon takes place in the Executive Mansion Blue Room on April 4th, 1865. The audience is invited to reminisce with Mrs. Lincoln about her childhood, her days in Springfield, her children, and the approaching end of the Civil War. The performance draws from Mary Todd Lincoln's own letters to friends, family, and political figures of the era.
Topic: Mary Todd Lincoln
Lincoln Programs at the Allen County Public Library
by Gastineau, Jane
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For Americans, there was little “peace on earth” on the Christmases of 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864.  But even as the Civil War raged, the holiday was celebrated in soldiers’ camps and civilian homes.  And even though most of the traditions that we think of when we think of a Victorian Christmas—Christmas cards, Christmas trees, Santa Claus—were relatively new to Civil War-era Americans, they were part of the celebrations. Lincoln Financial Foundation Collectio Librarian, Jane...
Topic: Christmas