"Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckley" Evening Tours
The Mary Todd Lincoln House will offer an evening tour entitled Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckley at 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm on Thursday, August 27. Space limited and reservations required. The guided tour explores the relationship between Mary Lincoln and her African American seamstress Elizabeth Keckley.
Although both women were born in 1818, Mary Lincoln was born into an affluent slaveholding family, while Elizabeth Keckley was born into slavery. After purchasing her freedom, Mrs. Keckley became a successful dressmaker in Washington, D.C. She was hired by the Mrs. Lincoln shortly after Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration and the two developed a relationship that has intrigued biographers. The tour compares the lives of the two women and uses Mrs. Keckley’s life to discuss the experiences of slaves in the Todd household.
For more information call 859-233-9999 or visit mtlhouse.org