Date(s) - 11/04/2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Giant City State Park
MAKANDA, IL – On Saturday, November 4th from 1-2 pm, join Marlene Rivero, a local first-person heritage
interpreter and storyteller, as she brings “Elizabeth Keckley (Lizzie) of Dinwiddie County Virginia” to life.
Lizzie is well known for her work in the White House for President Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, as well
as being her confidante. She was also a seamstress who gained a reputation as a first-rate tailor and dressmaker
while a slave.
Giant City State Park is administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The mission of the IDNR
is to manage, conserve and protect Illinois’ natural, recreational and cultural resources, further the public’s
understanding and appreciation of those resources, and promote the education, science and public safety of
Illinois’ natural resources for present and future generations.
235 Giant City Road
Makanda, IL 62958
618/457-4836 Fax: 618/549-0032