Mary Todd Lincoln actor to visit DeKalb library

Published: Monday, March 13, 2017 5:30 a.m. CDT

Character actor Valerie Gugala will present “A Visit with Mrs. Lincoln” at the DeKalb Public Library. The event will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14.

Gugala will set the historical record straight as she takes listeners through the life of a young woman born into a wealthy Lexington, Kentucky, family, and the transformation she made from that life to become the wife of a young man whose background was just the opposite.

Gugala will take the audience through the Lincoln family's life in Springfield, Abraham's political career, his election to the presidency, and their life in the White House during the Civil War.  

"There are some things that Mrs. Lincoln either cannot or will not answer, that is why I especially enjoy answering questions as a historian," Gugala said in a news release. "It is when some of the most interesting and entertaining observations are made by the audience."

This program is free and requires no registration. Families are welcome, though children should be old enough to sit through an hour-and-a-half-long program. The program will be in the lower-level Yusunas Meeting Room.

For information, contact Samantha at or at 815-756-9568, ext. 1701.

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