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Mary Lincoln Presenters

The Association of Lincoln Presenters

Susan Aloisio

Ms. Susan Aloisio

1905 Dundee Ln.
Johnstown, PA 15905
Cwlady.susan123@gmail.com
(931) 551-6846

Life member of ALP

Medically Retired from performing

Teena Baldridge

Ms. Teena Baldrige

620 Queensgate Rd.
Springboro, OH 45066
teenabaldrige@yahoo.com
(937) 748-4077

Teena is a lifetime member of The Lincoln Society of Dayton.  She is their “official” Mary.

Teena has always loved acting in plays and comedy skits.   But what Teena enjoys most is bringing Mary Lincoln to life through her first person presentations, sharing her unique childhood to meeting and marrying Mr. Lincoln. Teena also portrays Mary as an Executive Mansion hostess to her widowhood.

Teena and her husband, Jeff had the opportunity to travel the world during his 30 year US Air Force career.  Her two children are bilingual.  Teena can certainly relate to Mary Lincoln’s love of travel and all things European.

Ruth Boatright

Ms. Ruth Anne Boatright

112 N 2nd St.
Mascoutah, IL 62258
abenme7@yahoo.com
(618) 566-8715

Ms. Joan Britton

71 Brittany Court Villa 11
Jasper, GA 30143
kyredimpt@yahoo.com
(954) 294-0994

Mrs. Barbara Brugler

Mrs. Barbara Brugler

5900 N. High St.
Columbus , OH 43085
visitwithabe@gmail.com
(614) 885-1967

http://visitwithabe.com

Barbara is able to present Mary Lincoln individually or with Robert Brugler as the team of Mary and Abraham Lincoln.

Ms. Angle Davis as Mary Lincoln

Ms. Angle Davis

65 Justin Ln.
Lexington, Alabama 35648
anglemariedavis1964@gmail.com
(256) 443-1635

Angle Davis is an admirer of Mary and Abraham Lincoln.  She portrays Mary Lincoln, the widow of President Lincoln.  Mary endured great heart ache during her lifetime because of losing her mother when she was 6 years old, her father, 3 of 4 her sons and her beloved husband.

2018 is the 200th birthday of Mary Lincoln and the state of Alabama.  Angle plans to celebrate both anniversaries.

Jane DeBeaumont

Ms. Jane DeBeaumont

13640 Begonia Rd.
Victorville, CA 92392
MTL@toddlincoln.net
(760) 951-7964

Mrs. Mary Elliott

Mrs. Mary Elliott

9221 Springbrooke Circle
Louisville, KY 40241
marylikemary1@gmail.com
(502) 931-2906

www.larrylikelincoln.com

I have been portraying Mary Todd Lincoln for eight years. I thoroughly enjoy presenting her because I feel her story needs to be told. I have read and researched all about Mary Lincoln and fell in love with her character. My presentation is perfect for all types of audiences. I have performed in schools, libraries, museums and many Civil War Teas. Catch a glimpse at what was really going on in the Lincoln household!

Ms. Rita Hamilton

851 Bellows Mill Rd.
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 325-0452

Ms. Debbie Hanon

10883 Elderberry Ct.
San Diego, CA
marytoddlincolnsd@yahoo.com
(858) 382-2555

Joan Howard - Mary Lincoln

Ms. Joan Howard

414 Steele St.
Frankfort, KY 40601
cjhow5@yahoo.com
H: (502) 223-9970 C: (502) 545-1071

In 1985, Cliff Howard was asked to do the Gettysburg Address for a Boy Scout event. Joan thought it would be great to go along as Mary Todd. Another invitation followed, then another. Cliff was a high school history teacher, and Joan was a first grade teacher, but they had never seriously studied the First Family. This started an extensive study about Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln.

It took about ten years before they looked at Jefferson and Varina Howell Davis in depth. At this point Cliff felt that no one was telling the the Jeff Davis story and he took this on with all his heart. Cliff’s health became a problem and in March of 2009 he lost a long battle. He always wanted the student to feel that he/she had a chance to sit and talk with the President and First Lady of the 1860’s.

It is with respect for Cliff and the first families that Joan continues their history project as the First Lady of the Union and/or the First Lady of the Confederacy. Through the years the three Howard children (plus daughter and son-in-law and five grandchildren) have joined them at events. Even now, the family continues the tradition and might escort the First Lady.

Ms. Laura Keyes

Ms. Laura Keyes

Rockton, IL 61072
LFKeyes@gmail.com
(815) 494-4313

www.LauraFKeyes.com

Laura has been continually refining and improving her Mary Todd Lincoln performances over the years. She depicts more than tragic figure known to most people. Laura has done extensive research to find the politically astute, intelligent, ambitious, and sometimes humorous woman Mrs. Lincoln really was. Delving deep into Mary’s life from her childhood to the Executive Mansion, Laura strives for historical accuracy in all aspects of her presentation from customs to clothing right down to the actual style of language Mary Lincoln used. This level of detail allows Laura to tailor her performance for audiences of all ages.

Ms. Caroline L. Krandell

251 Solomon Drive
Estes Park, CO 80517
lowellkrandell@aol.com
(930) 577-0280

Ms. Mary H. Lamphere

185 Pruett Place
Oakdale, CT 06370
maryhlamphere@gmail.com
(860) 334-3632

www.meetmarylincolnct.com

Available Year Round, Evenings and Weekends, School Hours by Arrangement

I offer four basic presentations with costume changes: Lincoln is Elected – January, 1861, The Lincolns’ Grand Reception – February 5, 1862, An Evening at Theater – April 14, 1865, The Widow Lincoln – July, 1882
A former social studies teacher, I have a deep love of American history, the American Civil War, and Abraham and Mary Lincoln.

Ms. Shirley Long

154 Bambi Way
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
lincolnlong@aol.com
(502) 543-7254

Ms. Sheri Manthei

4013 Hyde Road
Clark Lake, MI 49234
mrsmarytoddlincoln@yahoo.com
(517) 529-9989

Children’s programs for all ages are always fun. School Programs, in the form of assemblies or individual classrooms, for both Elementary and High Schools, even home schooled children.

Living History Camps and programs are a great addition to any Civil War Encampment, Time Line Event, Heritage Festival or just for the Community.

The Life and Times of Mary Todd Lincoln, the Lincoln Family.

MaryAnne-Mathews

Mrs. MaryAnne Mathews

1054 2nd Ave. NW
Carmel, IN 46032
mmathews404@gmail.com
(812) 760-3369

http://www.mamathewsproductions.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marytoddlincoln

Twitter: @MaryLincoln1882

Availability is Flexible

Mrs. President: A Visit With Mary Todd Lincoln (a 45-minute to one-hour play detailing various periods of the First Lady’s life); shorter programs with lighter episodes emphasized. I am very good with spontaneous interactions and “Meet-and-Greets”. Also I perform a show of stories and songs (not as Mary Lincoln) called “Gettysburg Remembered”.

Actress, writer, teacher, first-person historical interpreter. I am retired from 28 years of teaching, mostly at the middle school level.

Donna McCreary

Ms. Donna McCreary

4620 Lake Forest Dr.
Charlestown, IN 47111-9033
mtlincoln@hotmail.com
(812) 256-2370

www.marylincoln.com

Donna is a Life Member of the ALP, who has received the following ALP awards: “Outstanding MTL” (twice); “Outstanding Lincoln Team” with Dean Dorrell; “Lincoln Legend.”  She has performed at: Lincoln Museum, Fort Wayne, IN;  Lincoln Boyhood National Park, Lincoln City, IN; Lincoln Home, Springfield, IL.

Donna has written: Lincoln’s Table: A President’s Culinary Journey from Cabin to Cosmopolitan; Fashionable First Lady: The Victorian Wardrobe of Mary Lincoln; The Kentucky Todds of Lexington Cemetery; and is a contributing author to The Mary Lincoln Enigma, edited by the Hon. Frank Williams and Mike Burkhimer; and is published in Lincoln Lore and other journals.

Now semi-retired, Donna continues to write and lecture about Mary Lincoln and the Todd family.

Dorothy McClerren as Mary Lincoln

Mrs. Dorothy McClerren

910 Nursery Rd.
Charleston, IL 61920
abelcn@consolidated.net
(217) 345-6871

http://learningabe.info/thelincolns.html

Dorothy A. McClerren is a retired elementary teacher.  She identifies with Mary Lincoln’s height, color of hair, color of eyes, and facial features.  In 1995 Dorothy was awarded first place in the Mary Todd Lincoln Look Alike contest at Hodgenville, Kentucky.  She also received the “Mary Todd Lincoln Presenter of the Year” award from the Association of Lincoln Presenters in 1995.

Mrs. McClerren said:  “I believe that Mary Lincoln has been much maligned.  I want to realistically represent her life in Kentucky, Illinois, and in the White House.  When my audiences hear Mary Lincoln I want them to feel and understand her soul, to laugh and weep with her.”

Susan Miller

Ms. Susan Viola Miller

108 Hidden Meadow Lane
Nicholasville, KY 40356
sueshell1@windstream.net
(859) 885-7294

Facebook: Susan Schendera Miller

Mary Lincoln Remembers” tells the story of Mary growing up in Lexington, her family, childhood antics and her superior education.  From a young age Mary’s ambition was to be the wife of the president.

The first-person presentations are about 1/2 hour, with questions after. The presentations are perfect for senior citizens, church, Girl Scout and woman’s groups etc.  Also children’s hands-on activities are available.

Susan has a BA in History and Anthropology and a MA in Education and Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University.  She is a retired Girl Scout program director.  Susan is the lead interpreter at Waveland State Historic Site, Lexington, Kentucky.

Ms. Nancy Peck

6051 Cumberland St.
San Diego, CA 92139
sandiegoMTLincoln@juno.com
(619) 479-3623

JoAnn Peterson

Mrs. JoAnn Peterson

125 North Price Street
Kingwood, WV 26537
mountaineer@atlanticbb.net
(301) 268-5116

https://librarycommission.wv.gov/What/LTN/Streaming%20Videos/Pages/History-Alive.aspx

Taking bookings year-round

JoAnn’s first portrayal of Mary Lincoln had author Jeff Shaara in the audience. No pressure there!

The highlights of her Mary portrayals were at NYC’s Cooper Union Great Hall and for “Chronicles of the American Civil War” podcasts.

A professional actor in theater and film, JoAnn brings Mary Lincoln to life, showing her humanity, her deep love and devotion to Mr. Lincoln, her sons, and her nation. She began portraying Mary in 2010 with the WV Humanities Council. Her Chautauqua-style performance has been presented for schools, libraries, Civil War roundtables, tour groups, historical societies, festivals, museums, senior centers and more.

Ms. Sally Raffenello

PO Box 669
Seabrook, NH 03874
(603) 474-5620

Mary Sayre at Mary Lincoln

Ms. Mary Sayre

1495 Alton Station Rd
Lawrenceburg, KY 40642
lincolna@dcr.net
(502) 839-7191

Joanne Shelby-Klein

Ms. Joanne Shelby-Klein

140 LaVale Drive apt. 312
Monroeville Pa 15146
joanneshelby@verizon.net
(412) 373-1813

Joanne Shelby-Klein has been portraying Mary Todd Lincoln for over 25 years. She is available for school talks, as well as presentations to community groups and library’s ideally in Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia and Western Maryland. Her program is titled  “ A visit with Mrs. Lincoln” and is based on Mrs. Lincoln reminiscing about her life and White House years on the morning of April 14, 1865.

In addition to Mrs. Lincoln, Joanne also does a presentation on Anna Ella Carroll of Maryland, the little known advisor to Lincoln. This presentation is called “The Enigma of Anna Ella Carroll”

Pamela Voehl

Ms. Pamela Voehl

9572 Elk Mountain Circle
Littleton, CO 80125
PamVoehl@live.com
(303) 932-0752

http://www.abelincolnalive.com/

Along with portraying Mary Lincoln with her husband in a growing number of one-act plays, Pamela Voehl also does a variety of solo Mary Todd Lincoln performances such as “An Evening with Mrs. Lincoln” and “The Widow Mary Lincoln”. These presentations showcase the complex life and personality of the “most misunderstood First Lady in history!”

In addition, Pamela presents “Mary Lincoln’s Trunk”, a fashion show displaying her personal wardrobe as a reenactor, and her familiarity with Civil War era women’s fashions.

Pamela has been married 45 years to John Voehl and has 4 children and 7 grandchildren.

Mrs. Sharon Wood

Ms. Sharon Wood

43 Centennial St.
Claremont, NH 03743
sharon_wood@pobox.com
(603) 542-6454

http://his-story.atspace.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Telling-His-Story-and-Hers-156876327665058/

Available year round

Abraham and Mary Lincoln: The Long and the Short of It, is a theatrical presentation set in the White House in 1861 (for student or family audiences) or after Lincoln’s assassination (for adult audiences), performed by Sharon and her husband Steve. The Lincolns tell stories of their early lives and the challenges they faced during this turbulent time in our country’s history. The Woods have been researching and portraying the Lincolns since 1995.

Send an email to be put on mailing list or check their Facebook page at Telling His-Story (and Hers) for events listings.