"A Visit with Elizabeth Keckley" -- Friday, February 11, 2011, at 6:30 p. m.
The public is invited to stop in Centre Hill Museum, 1 Centre Hill Avenue, Petersburg, Virginia, to learn how Elizabeth Keckley utilized her intelligence, keen business & design skills to arrange and ultimately buy her freedom (and that of her son George) and later, enjoyed regular business with the wives of the government elite as her clientele. Those attending the program will experience her growing friendship and learn of the controversial results of her relationship with Abraham Lincoln's wife, Mary Todd Lincoln.
Elizabeth Keckley, born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, in 1818, was a former slave turned successful seamstress who is most notably known as being Mary Todd Lincoln's modiste and confidant. She was also the author of her autobiograpy, "Behind the Scenes, or Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House."
Suggested donation to support education program development is $3.
For more information, contact Martha Atkinson at 804-733-2396.
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