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Special visitor to be at next WVGS meeting

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Mary Todd Lincoln
TERRE HAUTE ---- The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society will host "A Visit with Mary Todd Lincoln" at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9.

The event will take place at the Vigo County Public Library.

Mary Todd Lincoln, played by actress Deborah Gentit, will give a period recitation on the major events of her life, answer questions and interact with those in attendance. Gentit, who is a local historian, writer, speaker, genealogist and former historic dance mistress, gives a very realistic impression of the wife of President Lincoln.

The presentation is conducted in a first-person historically correct manner, complete with historically accurate garments, hats, shoes and accessories. Gentit has also completed a Lincoln family photo album and scrapbook, which may be perused by the audience after the presentation.

Admission to the event is $16, which also includes appetizers, desserts, cash bar and door prizes.

Space is limited so all wishing to attend the event must reserve their seats by Oct. 2. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Vigo County Public Library.

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