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Historian Lisa Marks brings the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown to life in this lively -- yet historically authentic -- performance. Hear stories from Margaret Tobin Brown's amazing life: her birth in Hannibal, Missouri in 1867 and childhood years during Hannibal's Gilded Age; her migration to Colorado in 1886 searching for the road to love, wealth and fame; her poignant, sometimes heart-wrenching experiences aboard Titanic; the years of fighting for Women's Suffrage, fairness in the juvenile justice system, the rights of workers, child labor laws, and so much more. Learn the socioeconomic and cultural factors that shaped Margaret during her childhood in Hannibal and life during the Progressive Era of America, leading her to not only become the heroine of the Titanic tragedy but also one of the most important human rights activists and social reformers of her generation. Lisa Marks is the co-curator of the Hannibal History Museum. She and her husband, Ken Marks, are the authors of three books published by The History Press: "Hannibal, Missouri: A Brief History", "Molly Brown's Hannibal" and "Haunted Hannibal: History and Mystery in America's Hometown" and are also contributing writers for Missouri Life Magazine and Hannibal Magazine. Lisa performs Molly Brown at the Hannibal History Museum and is also available to lecture about Women's Suffrage, Women in the Progressive Era, Molly Brown, and Hannibal's remarkable history. Workshops on effective storytelling and creating authentic historical character reenactments are also available.

Contact Info
Contact Name: Lisa Marks
Address:
200 North Main Street, Hannibal 63401
Phone: 573-248-1819
Performance Fee Range: $350-$1500
Technical Requirements:

Microphone for groups over fifty people

Availability: Year-round based on availability
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