The Monmouth County Historical Association will hold its 113th annual meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Thompson Park Visitors Center, 805 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft. A brief business meeting will begin at 6 p.m., to be followed by a program, “An Evening with Mrs. Lincoln,” at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend and admission is free.
Mrs. Lincoln will be portrayed by Judi Cox, who has been interpreting the life of Mary Todd Lincoln for over five years at museums, libraries, schools and parades throughout the state. She calls Mrs. Lincoln “one of the most misunderstood women in our nation’s history,” and is committed to presenting the former first lady as accurately as possible. She will be accompanied by Paul Serge, who portrays Elmer Ellsworth Hager, Mrs. Lincoln’s bodyguard. Serge will play authentic Civil War music on classical guitar as background to Cox’s performance. Visit www.monmouthhistory.org or call (732) 462-1466 for information or to RSVP.