Past Event

Mary Todd Lincoln and Varina Howell Davis: Civil War and Its Aftermath

A Road Scholar Program by Sharon Z. Alter

Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln, and Varina Howell Davis, wife of Jefferson Davis, the Civil War (1861-1865) and its aftermath had a major impact. This lecture discusses how these two Civil War wives coped with, confronted, and-at crucial times-overcame personal and political challenges.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Barbara Oehlschaeger-Garvey, 217.586.1272.