1Mary Todd Lincoln at Chicago History Museum Mary Todd Lincoln in With Lincoln Productions' Meeting the Lincolns. Presidents' Day 2012
2Dolley Madison From Quakerss to Presidentress, Dolley was the first First Lady to be featured on a magazine cover
3Jane Austen Suitable for Libraries, Museums, Woman's Clubs, and Teas," Jane Austen Speaks" can be tailored to fit your audience and time constraints
4Louisa May Alcott in Oak Park, IL "If you want to know something about me, even though there is not much to tell- I would like very much to mention a few little things."
5Mary Todd Lincoln at the University of West Virginia University of West Virginia, Constitution Day celebration. Mrs. Lincoln answering questions from the audience.
6Mary Todd Lincoln in West Virginia Lemonade for our guests at the University of West Virginia
7Jane Austen with the Ladies Of Victorian Elegance Just Jane: Tea with Jane Austen for the Ladies Of Victorian Elegance in Cleveland, Ohio
8Louisa May Alcott at the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association "Having great faith in young America, it gave me infinite satisfaction to find such eager interests in all good things, and to see how irresistibly the spirit of our new revolution, stirring in the hearts of sisters and daughters was converting the fathers and brothers who loved them."
9Mary Todd Lincoln at WGN Presidents' Day is not complete without a visit to the WGN morning News. Here Mrs. Lincoln relaxes with George Washington (Terry Lynch), William Henry Harrison (Mike Toomey), and Mr Lincoln himself (Michael Krebs).
10Louisa May Alcott Phot by 8eyes Photography
11Mary Todd Lincoln in Princeville, IL A performance of "Mrs. Lincoln's Salon" for the Princeville Historical Society
12Louisa May Alcott "Mr. Niles of Roberts Bros. wanted a “Girl’s Story”, so in August of 1867 I began Little Women, and plodded away. I didn’t enjoy it- I never liked girls or knew many, except my sisters."
13Louisa May Alcott "My first book- Flower Fables- sold very well, and people seemed to like it. I felt quite proud that the little fairy tales that I wrote for Ellen Emerson, Mr. Emerson’s daughter, when I was 15 should bring me fame at 21 and a fortune of 32 dollars."
14Mary Todd Lincoln and musician Bobby Horton Sesquicentennial of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Speech, Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. 2015
15Lincoln's Second Inaugural Celebration, Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC 2015 To watch the video, http://cs.pn/2D2CduP
16Mary Todd Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial A celebration of Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
17Jane Austen Speaks Jane Austen reads her poem "When Stretched on One's Bed"
18Dolley Madison "In politicks you know, I was never an Adept— I therefore will only observe, that our Country seems now to be entirely of Mr. Laws opinion that "Agitation and excitement are happiness." I hope some, of the Scenes got up in the House of Representatives, never reach you as in that case, they would excite even more regret among the considerate here, than they now do."
19Jane Austen at the Ella Johnson Library Photo from the article in Chicago Tribune/Courier News. You can read the article here: http://trib.in/2D3T819
20Jane Austen at the Mentor Public Library On site at the historic Read House
21Reching Forward 2016 Presenting at the Illinois Library Association conferecne Reaching Forward in 2016
22Jane Austen at Reaching Forward "I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading"
23Jane Austen at the Morton Grove Public Library "The opinions of Mansfield Park have been so wildy diverse, I have taken to recording the first impressions of those who have read it."
24Jane Austen at the Morton Grove Public Library "Where shall I begin? Which of all my important nothings shall I tell you first? "
25Debra Miller Phot by 8eyes Photography
26Mrs Lincoln's Salon Mrs. Lincoln's Salon for the Friends of the Paris Library in Paris Illinois
27Debra Ann Miller Photo by 8eyes Photography
28Reading Louisa May Alcott Big fans at the Town & Country Public Library in Elburn, IL
29Jane Austen for the BBC Jane Austen in Millenium Park in Chicago,IL for the BBC news article http://bbc.in/2D57Vb2
30BBC Photo Shoot Read the BBC News article here http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-40093010
31Mary Todd Lincoln and James Cornelius Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
32Mary Todd Lincoln in East Bloomfield, NY History Days, East Bloomfield, NY. Photo by Deb Woodard