Meet Vachel's mom at the Lindsay Home this summer
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[June 19, 2012]
SPRINGFIELD -- Visitors are invited to meet
Vachel Lindsay's mother, Catharine Lindsay, the third Thursday of
each month this summer -- June 21, July 19 and Aug. 16 -- at the
Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site, 603 S. Fifth St. in
Springfield. The events are free and open to the public and are part
of this summer's "History Comes Alive" program in Springfield.
Sharon Minor, who portrays Mrs. Lindsay, will be at the home
greeting guests from 1 to 4 p.m. those days. At 2:30 p.m. she will
invite all guests for tea and cookies in the parlor and share
first-person stories of life in the home. Kate Suits will portray
the Lindsays' housekeeper and will answer the doorbell, introduce
guests to "Mrs. Lindsay," and help with the tea service. These
first-person interpretations will create the atmosphere in the
Lindsay Home around 1919.
"Guests who don't know Mrs. Lindsay will be there are going to be
delighted to see her, and those who are aware can plan their visit
to have tea with her," said Jennie Battles, site administrator.
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Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site is the birthplace
and longtime residence of poet, author and artist Nicholas Vachel
Lindsay, 1879-1931. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. for free public tours.
[Text from file received from
the Illinois Historic