Thursday, November 13, 2014

“A Visit with Queen Victoria”


On Thursday, December 11, at 7:00 p.m., the Leach Library will host “A Visit with Queen Victoria” a theatrical event performed by Sally Mummey

For more than twenty years, Sally Mummey has been bringing historical figures to life for hundreds of audiences throughout the eastern US. Using storytelling and a good dash of humor, she engages audiences in dynamic, interactive, first-person portrayals. Mummey’s passion for the history of the Nineteenth Century has led to extensive research into powerful and prominent women in a male-dominated society. Her interest in Queen Victoria was initially sparked by reading correspondence between the Queen and Mrs. Lincoln. These letters revealed striking parallels in their lives.

The untrained, innocent, and teenage Victoria ascended to the British throne in 1837. With diary entries and letters, Mrs. Mummey reveals the two different sides of the Queen, the powerful and the humane. This living history is performed in proper Nineteenth Century clothing resplendent with Royal Orders.

This program is free and open to the public with seating limited to the first 90 individuals. It will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.


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