(AP) -- Mary Todd Lincoln's style of clothing will be on display in Springfield.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is organizing a "Culture
of Clothing" event for Monday. Models wearing new versions of the first
lady's Civil War-era dress will talk with visitors and answer questions about Lincoln's clothes. A
similar event was held in Chicago
earlier this month. Chicago
couture designer Mira Horoszowski created the new dresses.
There will be four Lincoln dresses and
actresses portraying Lincoln's
African-American seamstress, Elizabeth Keckley, as well as lawyer Myra
Bradwell. The event will focus on Lincoln's
life and fashions as a homemaker, first lady and widow and mother in mourning.