Actions and Detail Panel
Edith Wilson First Person Program
Fri, March 31, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Heritage Village Museum is presenting a First Person Program Series in February and March, which will bring both local and national historic figures to life for visitors. On Friday, March 31, 2017, Jessica Michna will portray First Lady Edith Wilson.
Prohibition is the law of the land as the new year of 1925 begins. The decade will become known as the “Roaring Twenties.” The stock market is booming, Hollywood is cranking out silent films, there is bathtub gin and “Flaming Youth.” Mrs. Wilson has greeted another New Year quietly after the death of the President in February, 1924. The “war to end all wars” is now a memory. Mrs. Wilson stood by the President stoically and saw his strength sapped by the stress of the war and his dream of a League of Nations fade. Edith Galt Wilson sits alone now, answering hundreds of letters of condolence.
Mrs. Wilson will be portrayed by Jessica Michna. Ms. Michna has become known for her portrayals of First Ladies and other historic women, as well as fictitious characters. She has entertained groups throughout America, appearing before historical societies, schools, libraries, living history museums, senior centers, churches, and as guest hostess at parties and weddings. Jessica has combined her love of history and theater into her “First Impressions,” which has been bringing her character portrayals to the public for over ten years.
Tickets are $17 for museum members and $20 for non-members. There is a discount for attending three or more programs. Payment is due at time of reservation; please call 513-563-9484 to register. Registration deadline is March 15, 2017. Heritage Village Museum is located inside Sharon Woods Park; a Great Parks parking pass may be required.
NOTE: Individuals attending three or more different programs in this eight-speaker series may be eligible for a discount. Discounted tickets for high school or full-time college students may be available. Discounted tickets may not be purchased online. Call 513-563-9484 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Heritage Village Museum is a non-profit organization and is supported entirely by visitors, grants, and donations. No tax dollars are used to fund the facilities, staff, or operations. The museum’s mission is to bring history alive, focusing on life in the late 1700’s through the 1800’s.