Mary Todd Lincoln: Historical Program

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
East Peoria Civic Complex (adjacent to library)
Meeting Room 2/3 Combined

Event Details

Mary Todd Lincoln herself, will be here to kick off Fondulac District Library's Illinois Bicentennial Program Series.

Mary Todd Lincoln lived a life filled with triumphs and tragedies but few people know her story. Now, actress Laura Keyes shares Mary’s story in an entertaining and educational program entitled “Mrs. Lincoln goes to Washington City.” The presentation focusing on the Lincolns’ first trip to Washington City will be set in October 1847. Explore Mary’s vast knowledge of the politics and politicians of her time. Learn how she and Abraham worked as a team to help advance his political career. 


Laura Keyes graduated from UW-Madison with a Master’s Degree in Library Studies, and is currently working as Head of Adult Services at the Freeport Public Library. Laura recently won the Mary Todd Lincoln Oratory Contest at the Lincoln Days celebration in Hodgenville, KY.


Event Type(s): Presentation/Performance
Age Group(s): Adults, High School (ages 14-19), Grades 6-8 (ages 11-14), Grades 3-5 (ages 8-11)
Presenter: Laura Keyes
Laura Warren
(309) 699-3917