5:30-6:30 Galleries Open | 6:30-8:00 Lecture
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Kentucky native Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln. Born in to a wealthy political family on December 13, 1818, Mary Lincoln was sophisticated, educated, and versed in politics. On the surface, her success in the White House seemed assured. Yet, few women in American history have endured as much tragedy and controversy. Join us for “First Lady of Controversy” with Curator and Assistant Director Mary Todd Lincoln House, Dr. Jonathan Coleman, to learn more about America’s most fascinating first Lady.
The Mary Todd Lincoln House in Lexington, Kentucky explores the life and times of America's most fascinating first lady through tours and public programs. Visitors learn about the complex life of Mrs. Lincoln through her girlhood home, where she brought her husband, President Abraham Lincoln and their children to visit in 1847. The first historic site restored to honor a First Lady, the museum is operated by Kentucky Mansions Preservation Foundation, a private non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and promoting historic properties
This event is taking place at the Frazier History Museum, 829 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202.
$12 General admission | Free for Frazier Members