Monday, May 24, 2010

Elizabeth Keckley Walking Tour in DC


Nineteenth-century sistah seamstress and quilter Elizabeth Keckley (sometimes Keckly) is hosting a 90 minute, 1.5 mile walking tour in Washington, DC - starting at the Ford's Theatre. Mrs. Keckley, played by actress Danielle A. Drake, "tells the story of her friendship with the Lincoln family and of her efforts to help former slaves find their way in the newly free city of Washington." Enjoy!

3 comments:

Bev Kirk said...

Superb.... inspiring....

Iya said...

Now that is unique! I hope it is a success. Talk about "thinking outside the box... This is certainly an instance.

Pati Shambaugh said...

The "Mary Todd Lincoln Quilt" that Elizabeth Keckley made is exquisite! It is owned by Kent State University's Fashion Museum (where I saw it on display). The elaborate medallion quilt displays her vast talents with elements of crazy quilts, crewel work, and hexagon flower garden motifs. If you can't see it in person, google it. You won't be sorry.