The Avon Historical Society and Avon
Free Public Library are co-sponsoring “An Afternoon with Mary Todd Lincoln” on
Saturday, February 2nd at 1:00 p.m. as the culmination event of the
seven-week exhibit and presentation surrounding the National Touring Exhibition
entitled “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” which is currently on
display in the Community Room of the Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club
Road, Avon, until February 3rd.
The National Touring Exhibition is organized by the National
Constitution Center and American Library Association Public Programs Office and
made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Since the opening of the National
Touring Exhibition in December, there have been lectures, a film series,
documentaries, companion exhibits to view and other talks on various Lincoln
and Civil War themes. This last
presentation will feature a one-woman show by Carol Deleppo. She will tell those present about her life as
a child, how she met Abraham, their marriage, time in the White House, her
mental illness, her quirks and her beloved husband’s death and where she is now
as a widow. Carol will bring Mary to
life and remain in character as she chats with the audience. This program is open to the public and part
of the Commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil
War. It will take place in the Community
Room where the national touring exhibit is on display. It is open to the public free of charge, but
it is requested that you register at www.avonctlibrary.info
or call 860-673-9712.