The DeKoven Center’s popular Second Tuesdays series returned in 2018, with a fresh, new approach that includes a broader range of subjects. As always, this series of free, public programs aims to inspire reflection and meditation, and is open to people of all faiths and interests.
On August 13, 2019, Second Tuesday’s will feature a visit from Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. The First Lady will be portrayed by Jessica Michna, whose portrayals of notable women of history have earned her the Presidential Service Center’s Distinguished Service Award.
Michna, who lives in Caledonia, is widely known for her riveting portrayals of everyone from Eleanor Roosevelt to Helen Keller. She has entertained groups throughout the U.S. ranging in age from young children to senior citizens. And audiences have been known to both laugh and cry, as she brings these characters to life with their fascinating stories (https://www.historicalfirstimpressions.com/).
Her Second Tuesday presentation is titled “Preserve the Union” and will include information about Mary Todd Lincoln’s visit to Racine and her connection with the DeKoven Center. We hope you will come share this time with us as we visit with one of our country’s most interesting First Ladies.
All Second Tuesdays programs are held in Taylor Hall and run from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Tuesday of specific months. Each session begins with time for coffee and conversation at 10 a.m., followed by the program at 10:30 a.m.
For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/DeKovenCenter/ or call 262-633-6401, ext. 110.