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April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$20
Linda Estupinan Snook will be portraying Mary Todd Lincoln at the Juniata County Historical Society Spring Dinner Program to be held Wednesday, April 26 at Walker Grange. The meal starts at 6:30 p.m. After the meal and a brief business meeting the presentation begins.
Step into the parlor to spend an evening with Mary, wife of the late President Abraham Lincoln who was recently assassinated which brought the country to its knees as well as his loving wife.
Beginning with her childhood and realtionship with her step-mother, we’ll learn about this soon-to-be First Lady and continue to hear about her education at Madame Mentell’s Academy. Being a Todd was something of importance at the time but her biggest remembrance would always be her marriage to Abe. Just how did she end up as his wife?
Learn how living in the Whitehouse was during the Civil War and just what was it like to be married to the 16th president of our country.
Challenges are the hardest for her to speak of as she’ll recall the loss of her children, her husband’s un-timely death and her incarceration for being insane.
Questions following the presentation are encouraged, but watch yourself as Mary [Snook] may get a little feisty [all in fun] when asked about certain times in the life of this First Lady.
Snook owned her own book store in Mifflinburg for 10 years and has been a course leader in Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning [BILL] Program. She began researching the Civil War over 20 years ago and is specifically interested in the many contributions that women made during that conflict. She’s spent the last seven years sharing those stories. Snook believes that women made a significant impact on the Civil War and sharing their stories allows these women’s efforts to be recognized.
She has made presentations on women in the Civil War – nurses, soldiers and private citizens to historical societies, home school groups, book stores, public schools and church groups. The program presenter has also led private tours to the Gettysburg Battlefield.
Snook is a Civil War Reenactor with the 3rd Maryland Co. D, Infantry as well. She and her husband Ken married in June of 2004 and reside in Mifflinburg.
For tickets to the program and meal, call 717-436-5152 or stop by the Archives Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. to noon. It is recommended that you reserve a space before sending your money, as the presentation is limited to 100. If you would like tickets mailed to you, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your check to ensure you get your tickets. All tickets are $20 per person which includes the family style meal of roast chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans almondine, relish tray, cream slaw, beverages and dessert. Payment should be made to Juniata County Historical Society, Suite B, Mifflintown, PA 17059. There will be a 50/50 drawing with event proceeds going into the General Operating Fund.