Proceeds Will Bring Children’s Activities To Museum
History will truly come to life through the humorous and emotional personal anecdotes that actress Linda Spall will share in “Lunch With Eleanor” on Saturday, May 12 in Louisiana.
The event will take place at noon at the Seton Center (next to St. Joseph Catholic Church) on Third Street. The event will be made even more special as the menu will include warm chicken salad, assorted breads, fresh fruit, green salad, and an elegant white raspberry supreme dessert.
Guests will enjoy fellowship with one another and also with Spall, the St. Louis actress portraying Eleanor Roosevelt. Spall has a long and varied career in presenting her programs in schools, libraries, and various organizations and she brings a wealth of knowledge about Eleanor Roosevelt to the program.
Traveling and humor are the basics of Spall’s unique occupation. Not only does she do the living history characters, she has a one-woman comedy show called “Cooking With Marge” which she has performed across the country.
Spall chose to share her stories of Eleanor Roosevelt due to the messages of inspiration and determination drawn from Eleanor’s life. Born into the opulent wealth of America’s Golden Age, Roosevelt grew from a shy, homely orphan into a confident, driven woman. In spite of – or perhaps because of – personal tragedy, she triumphed as a champion of civil rights, an author, a political leader and a humanitarian.
Tickets for the luncheon are available at the Louisiana Public Library, from Carl at the Mercantile Bank, from any Museum board member, or by calling 754-4443, 754-4406, or 754-5697.
The Louisiana Area Historical Museum, located at 304 Georgia Street in Louisiana, is sponsoring this event with proceeds going to support the new children’s programs that will be held each Wednesday afternoon in June and August at the Museum.
Museum Board President Martha Sue Smith shared her enthusiasm for the event.
“I would encourage people to attend this fascinating program which takes us back to a time when many significant events were taking place in America that changed our lives forever.”