At our dinner meeting on December 19th, Civil War Round Table members Herschel and Jacque Stroud gave an outstanding presentation titled: "Abe and Mary, a Family Portrait." Their presentation was highly entertaining and educational. Whenever Herschel portrayed Abraham Lincoln, he stood on a step stool, in order to imitate Lincoln's 6'-4" height. We learned a great deal about President and Mrs. Lincoln and their family. Everyone enjoyed the Stroud's period dress, including the Holiday Inn's wait staff. Thank you also to Judy Smith for making such wonderful center pieces!
The Strouds were very organized by bringing their own sound system, setting up two tables of Lincoln book and memorabilia displays, and giving everyone handouts of the Lincoln Family Tree. One of the highlights of the memorabilia display was a lock of Mary Todd Lincoln's hair that Herschel obtained from Sotheby's Auction House. We would like to thank the Strouds for making our December meeting extra special.
The Strouds sent the following e-mail on December 20th:
Good Morning Dave,
Jacque and I want to extend our thanks to the Round Table members for allowing us to present our comments about “Abe and Mary." It was a pleasure to receive a warm reception from everyone. The attention given to us was open and gratifying. When possible, please give our thanks to all the members.
With kind regards, Herschel and Jacque
Here are other photos from the December 2017 meeting ...