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Drinkin’ with Lincoln continues. This episode’s guest is not the 16th president, but someone very close to him. Join host Clint Cargile as he interviews Mary Lincoln presenter Laura Keyes . Laura has portrayed Mary Lincoln for over a decade. She also portrays several other strong historical women: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Irene Adler, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. In part one, we join Mrs. Lincoln at a Civil War reenactment in Hainesville, Illinois. She’ll discuss her role at these events, how other living history presenters have helped her career, and how she has to battle a system that prefers male over female reenactors. We’ll also meet and hear musicians John and Elaine Masciale , who have inspired and encouraged Laura’s career. Elaine also introduces us to a pretty unique instrument. Then we travel to nearby Gurnee, Illinois, home to Only Child Brewing , where we sit down for drinks and discuss Laura’s career as a history presenter. She shares how she got started, the research and time

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