Sunday, April 21, 2013

Dinner at the Lincoln White House

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,

Happy Reading!



Margot Justes said...

I love the pics, looks like you had a terrific time.

Morgan Mandel said...

You really went all out! What fun!
You look very authentic, Deb. Next you'll be wanted to be an actress.

Morgan Mandel

Deb Larson said...

How great! I've heard Mary Todd Lincoln speak twice, now. She did an awesome job. She had a 6 ft. poster of her husband and she talked about the "good years."
Hope you had a wonderful time.

Debra St. John said...

Thanks gals. The Mary Todd program was really interesting. Her sister was married to a Confederate general, so this program was called "Divided" and talked about how even the White House wasn't immune to the emotional conflicts of war.