KENTUCKY GIRL, WESTERN MATRON, REPUBLICAN QUEEN
A VISIT WITH MRS. ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Joanne P. Shelby
Co. A 9th Pa. Reserves Civil War Reenactors
From the young age of 13 in Lexington Kentucky, the future Mrs. Abraham Lincoln had a dream of traveling to Washington City to “dance a Cotillion in the Executive Mansion” and becoming the wife of the President. As the wife of Abraham Lincoln, the dream came true in 1861 at the time of our country’s greatest trial. This program provides the opportunity to learn more about our 16th First Lady as portrayed by Joanne Shelby. Miss Shelby has done extensive research to develop the mannerisms and dress of this interesting lady, perhaps the most reviled First Lady in history. History comes alive as Miss Shelby shares Mrs. Lincoln’s perspective of the Civil War, life with her husband and children, and life as First Lady. Miss Shelby bears an uncanny resemblance to this First Lady including height, body shape and hair color.
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