Mary Todd Lincoln Comes Alive!

Historian Greg Caggiano will present a program on the life of the wife of the 16th president, Mary Todd Lincoln, on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m.

The program is being presented by the Monmouth County Library and is offered on ZOOM at no charge.

Caggiano will explore the life, times and tragedies of Mrs. Lincoln, from her early life through her marriage to Lincoln and the impact his presidency had on her own life. The historian will also focus on the stories about her own mental health following the assassination of her husband and the impact on her of other deaths throughout her life.

Caggiano brings a unique slant to his popular lectures. A published author who earned his degree in history from New Jersey City University, he has been an instructor in Brookdale College’s Lifelong Learning department and has spoken on the Civil War, American political history, witchcraft, prohibition and numerous state legends and folklore. He is a field guide for Brookdale’s Ocean Institute at Sandy Hook, focusing on maritime history and the story of Fort Hancock as a military installation over the years.

Caggiano has also served on the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society and has conducted tours focusing on the legends and hauntings around Strauss House, the Society’s mansion and headquarters.

Registration for the program on March 8 is available at under their Upcoming Events calendar, and must be completed by noon on March 7; the Zoom access link will be e-mailed after 4 p.m. that day.

A question and answer period will follow the lecture.

For further information on this and all programs, events, and activities for the Library, either online or at headquarters on Symmes Drive or any of the Monmouth County library branches, visit


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