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April 25, 2013

Mrs. Lincoln 'Visits' Epping

EPPING — It is not often that the Epping Historical Society receives a visit from a distinguished personality, but Thurs., April 25, will be an exception. The Society will be visited by Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of our 16th President, in a living history presentation by Sally Mummey. The festivities start at 7:00 p.m. and Madam Lincoln’s visit will conclude with light refreshments and conversation.

Mary Todd Lincoln was the intellectual equal of the well-educated men of her day. She spoke her mind openly in an era when a woman’s success in life was measured by marriage and motherhood. With sparkling wit and humor, Mrs. Lincoln will share stories of the challenges and triumphs of her life.

Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council, this program is open to the public. Doors open at the Epping Historical Society at 11 Water Street at 6:30 p.m.

Another distinguished visitor will arrive on May 23 when Harriet Dame, Civil War Nurse, makes an appearance in a living history performance by Lorrie O’Conner from the Civil War Roundtable. Learn how this Barnstead, native served during the Civil War and discover how she took care of our soldiers on the battlefield and during their days of hard traveling.

Like the April program, this presentation starts at 7:00 p.m. and concludes with light refreshments. For further information, visit the Epping Historical Society at 11 Water Street in Epping, online at EppingHistory.org, or call 679-2944.

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