This is a past event.
Once Mary Lincoln became a public figure, many men sought to label her, define her and defame her. We have seen Mary painted as unstable, mean-spirited and crazy. But, was that really who Mary Lincoln was? Join in this panel discussion with three female historians as we hold an empathetic, evidence-based discussion about Mary Lincoln. Go beyond the stereotypes to learn more about this remarkable woman.
Panelists are Callie Hawkins, Director of Programming at President Lincoln's Cottage; Stacy McDermott, author of Mary Lincoln: Southern Girl, Northern Woman, and Erika Holst, Illinois State Museum History Curator.Hosted by the Illinois State Museum. Visit the website for more information.