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Learn about Mary Todd Lincoln on September 10

From Old Louisville to the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, Louisville is full of history. The city has worked hard to maintain its past, so present and future generations can look back in time. But sometimes, history actually comes to life. This September 10, see what happened the night Abraham Lincoln was killed from a perspective that’s often overlooked: Mary Todd Lincoln's, his widow.

The First Widow

Many people know the story of John Wilkes Booth and Abraham Lincoln, when one man ended the life of another on an historic night in 1865. But when he was killed, America’s 16th President left behind a wife: Mary Todd Lincoln.

Hear her story on September 10 at Louisville's historic Oxmoor Farm. Author Catherine Clinton will reveal what Mary Todd Lincoln went through in the wake of her husband’s death, and how she lived afterward as a famous First Widow. She was known as the First Lady of Controversy, and her story is one that's rarely told.

The event lasts from 6 to 7 pm, and tickets cost no more than $10 to attend. Catherine Clinton has written more than two dozen books and served as a consultant to Steven Spielberg on “Lincoln.” She will begin her term as the Southern Historical Association President this fall. Hear her recount the life of one of America’s most famous First Ladies, and see the beautiful historic buildings while you’re there. Go to Oxmoor Farm at 720 Oxmoor Avenue, and watch history come back to life.

Next to the Park

St. Regis Park is next to the historic property at Oxmoor Farm. It's also next to the gorgeous greens of the Oxmoor Country Club. History is very much a part of this community. Even the streets have historical names. Imagine living on Lincoln Road, or Mount Vernon Road. Pretty ranch-style homes and big lawns give St. Regis Park its green look. The neighborhood looks like a park thanks to the many trees and all the landscaping.

Residents live among history here, but necessarily in it. The homes are modern and updated with all the conveniences that President Lincoln and his First Lady didn't get to enjoy. When you live in St. Regis Park, you can always visit Louisville's history...but still go back to living in modern Louisville, too.

To learn about other fun things to do in the area, please visit our Louisville Real Estate website.

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