Last night I attended another fun event sponsored by our local historical society. Last year in April we spent an evening aboard the "Titanic" to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its sailing. This year we put on Dinner at the Lincoln White House. It was a wonderful night. We had photo opportunities, trivia, a raffle for an overnight stay in Springfield, IL and a presentation by Mary Todd Lincoln and her sister Emilie Todd Helm.
The most fun part for me was dressing up. I used my sister's maid-of-honor dress from my wedding and used some safety pins and crumpled paper towels to make my hoop skirt. I had a friend do my hair in a period style. I found a cameo in my jewelry box and hung it on a length of decorative 'ribbon' pearls.
I even had my picture taken with Abraham Lincoln!
All in all, a lovely evening!
Until next time,