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Mary Todd Lincoln: First Lady of Controversy

5:30-6:30 Galleries Open / 6:30-8:00 Lecture

Sophisticated and well educated, Mary Todd Lincoln seemed poised for success as First Lady. Yet, few women in American history are as controversial
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Kentucky native Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln. Join Curator and Assistant Director of the Mary Todd Lincoln House, Dr. Jonathan Coleman, as he explores some of the most hotly contested points of Mary Lincoln’s life and legacy and how we can use controversy to better understand history’s many complexities.