Mary Florence Potts was an inventress at the age of 19 in 1871. She spent the rest of her life perfecting and promoting her “Boon to Women!” She visits the modern world fresh from her appearance at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago.
At the Philadelphia Exposition in 1876, Mary Florence Potts’ cold-handled sad iron was the toast of the fair. She spent the next two decades touring the country with a promotional lecture. Mrs. Potts will visit Edison Ford as a stop on her tour to promote her invention. She will discuss domestic life in the 19th Century, the science and technology behind the development of her invention, and what it means for a woman to hold a US Patent and manage her own affairs. Her costumed interpretation will be a fitting tribute to Women’s History month as celebrated at many museums around the country. Mrs. Potts will be portrayed by historian and performer Elizabeth Carlson.
Program is included with museum admission. Registration not required.
Special Bonus 1 – attend any of Ellie’s presentations on Friday or Saturday March 22 and 23 and receive a free wooden nickel pass to attend vintage base ball at Terry Park on Sunday March 24.
Special Bonus 2 – Purchase a $5 adult admission at the Terry Park gate and receive a wooden nickel good for $5 off one adult admission to Edison Ford Winter Estates.