The Belle & the Backwoodsman

The Story of Abraham & Mary Todd Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, invite you to share some humorous and touching stories about their early lives, their marriage and children, the years of political struggle, the Presidential years, and the War Between the States. Born into two very different Kentucky families and with two very different backgrounds, Abraham worked hard to rise above a childhood of poverty and lack of education in Hodgenville, while Mary Todd came into a world of wealth and privilege in Lexington. When they met, however, Mary recognized Abraham as the man who would bring to fruition her childhood dream of living in the White House. And Abraham saw in Mary a woman whose drive and energy might take him there as well. Abraham and Mary’s stories will touch, enchant and inform you as they reminisce about their lives. Please join them!