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An Evening in the Spring City
Join the Waukesha County Museum as we travel back to the late 1800s when Waukesha was known throughout the country as the Spring City! The rich and famous travelled here to ‘take the waters,’ including Mary Todd Lincoln. We will begin the night with a performance by Jessica Michna as she portrays Mary Todd Lincoln later in her life as she reflects on the days of her girlhood in the genteel society of Lexington, Kentucky, her marriage to the gangly young lawyer, and eventually her rise to become the First Lady. After the performance, 8-12 members of the West Side Victorian Dance Company will demonstrate and discuss dances from 1859-1868, complete with authentic 1800s dresses and suits. Fee: $14 per member, $15 per non-member, light refreshments are included. Registration is required by June 22nd, and spaces will fill quickly. To register, please call the Education Department at (262) 521-2859, ext. 224.
|Where||Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum 101 W Main St, Waukesha, WI 53186|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||6:30 pm–8:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
|Price||$14 members, $15 non-members|
More About Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum
Come explore the history of Waukesha County with a visit to the Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum. You'll find ongoing special exhibits, events and programs for all ages of interest.
The Research Center at the museum specializes in local family history with archives of birth, death, wedding and land records, plus many more similar type documents.
The volunteer staff are ready to greet you with directions and information when you enter the museum or when you stop by the gift shop. The gift shop has unique books, cards, games, statues, toys and candy for sale. It's always fun to go home with a souvenir of your adventure.
The museum also has an education department that offers guided tours, discovery boxes and an outreach program. Inquire about that for your group or students.
Go to the website for current admission information.