Living History: Meet Mary Florence Potts
Please note, this event has expired.
In honor of Women’s History Month, living history performer Ellie of ElliePresents portrays inventor Mary Florence Potts, who perfected the cold-handled sad iron, “A Boon to Women!”
In honor of Women’s History Month, living history performer Ellie of Ellie Presents portrays inventor Mary Florence Potts, who perfected the cold-handled sad iron, “A Boon to Women!” Mrs. Potts, fresh from her appearance at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, will discuss domestic life in the 19th century, the science and technology behind her invention, and what it means for a woman to hold a U.S. Patent and manage her own affairs. This program in the museum’s Freedom Hall isView more
1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60189
Cantigny’s regular daily parking fee is $5 per car. Parking is free on the first Wednesday of every month. On Saturdays and Sundays, May through September, parking is $10. The $10 rate also applies on Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. Parking is free at all times for Cantigny Park members, Honor Club members, and those attending ticketed events or other fee-based programs.