Programs 

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First Ladies

Costumed fashion historian Bonnie Hansen will introduce you to three of our early First Ladies, showcasing their lives, their loves, their unique personalities, and the fashions of the day.

Meet Martha Washington, Dolley Madison, and Mary Todd Lincoln in this presentation celebrating our nation’s heritage.

A popular choice for President’s Day – February teas.

Approximate time: 45 minutes

Set up requirements:

  • Private changing room

  • Table up front for display items

  • Microphone (hand held cordless or hand held with a long cord)

Note: There will be two – 5 minute breaks during the presentation to accommodate the costume changes

Cost:

Program prices vary depending on:

  • Location of event/distance

  • Date (April, May, Sept and Oct. more costly due to availability and demand)

  • Number of attendees

Please contact Bonnie for a price quote.


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Showcasing the lives of three of our early First Ladies
Showcasing the lives of
three of our early First Ladies
Bonnie Hansen as Dolley Madison
Bonnie Hansen as
Dolley Madison

 

Bonnie Hansen as Martha Washington
Bonnie Hansen as
Martha Washington
Bonnie Hansen as Mary Todd Lincoln
Bonnie Hansen as
Mary Todd Lincoln

Lincoln’s Birthday celebration 2011 Lincoln’s Birthday celebration 2011
Lincoln’s Birthday celebration 2011

A program on the Lincolns to celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday (2011) received high praise from a well-read group of ladies who had been studying Mrs. Lincoln.  The costume and the reproduction jewelry were greatly admired.  The setting included a lovely tea on the table with all the finest silver tea service, fine lace and linen, crystal and china.  There were home baked and home made Victorian recipe food items.  Note the Lincoln statue for the centerpiece.


Gibson/Flapper First Ladies Outrageous Hats ’40s – ’50s Fashions
Loula Long Combs The Harvey Girls Underpinnings   Text
New Programs 2011 Pioneer Fashion First Ladies of ’20s Victorian “Extras”