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Welcome to First Impressions by Jessica Michna

 

Jessica Michna has become widely known for her riveting portrayals of First Ladies and other historic women as well as her fictitious characters. She has entertained groups throughout America including guests from as far away as New Zealand, Japan and Brazil. Audiences ranging from young children to senior citizens have been equally enthralled. She has appeared before historical societies, schools, libraries, living history museums, senior centers, churches, and has been guest hostess at parties and weddings.

Mrs. Michna’s performances are compelling and emotionally enthralling. Audiences laugh along with her humorous anecdotes.  They share in her tears as she relates how the horrors of war have impacted families. She has a powerful effect on an audience. Once they have seen one of her characters they can*t wait to see the next one.

The normal presentation runs approximately an hour. The program can be shortened or lengthened to meet specific needs. Two act versions for community theatre can also be provided. Jessica is always open to questions after the program. Performance fees are very reasonable, based on the length of program and distance traveled.

 

CONTACT:     Jessica Michna                                     marytodd1880@yahoo.com            mich3349@gmail.com

5328 Willowview Road                              VISIT OUR WEBSITE

Racine, WI 53402                                       www.historicalfirstimpressions.com

262-681-2591 or 262-758-2131                                       

 

NOW AVAILABLE:

ABIGAIL ADAMS; A Lifeline of Letters
DOLLEY MADISON; The Lady Who Saved Washington
MARY TODD LINCOLN; Preserve the Union
MARY TODD LINCOLN; Intimate Conspiracy
MARY TODD LINCOLN; A widow Forgotten
EDITH WILSON; To End All Wars
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT; First Lady of the World
CORDELIA HARVEY: Angel in a Gray Bonnet
HELEN KELLER; A Life Nearly Lost
MARY ANN BICKERDYKE; To Heal a Nation
GOODE REBEKA NURSE; Trial By Fire, The Salem Witch Trials      (Sept, Oct, Nov only)
MARGARET CUMMINS; Christmas at Balmoral                                  (Nov, Dec, Jan only)
MRS. CHARLES DICKENS; The Woman of Dickens                           (Nov, Dec, Jan only)
SARI (Ma) SEMPLE; The Truth, as I Recollect

INDOOR/OUTDOOR EVENTS – CUSTOMIZED PRESENTATIONS AND INTERACTIONS

 “First Impressions” and its’ materials are protected by US copyright laws.

References, biographical information, detailed program information and photos available upon request.  JESSICA and MICHAEL MICHNA are the ONLY people authorized to take bookings for FIRST IMPRESSIONS!!                             

 

 

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Testimonials
“This month’s entertainment was the most captivating and moving historical presentation that I have, personally, ever experienced!!!” “If you missed it, you missed an extremely memorable experience.”

Newsletter – United Commercial Traveler of Racine/Kenosha
“We’ve seen a lot of Lincolns here but none compare with your Mrs. Lincoln.”

Resident, Villa West, Sherman, Illinois
“Mrs. Mary Todd Lincoln, portrayed by Mrs. Jessica Michna, kept our members of all ages spellbound with the story of her life, including reminiscences of her girlhood, her courtship and wedding, and her life with the young lawyer and then politician, Abraham Lincoln.”

Burlington Historical Society
“BRAVO, you brought tears to my eyes three times during your rendition.” “You were better than Hal Holbrook doing Mark Twain and all the Lincoln impersonators I have ever seen”. “A big fan.”

Susan, Waunakee, WI
“I would like to let you know you were a BIG hit at the meeting.” “I had several people tell me “that was about the best program we have had.”

Ron Nurmi, Des Moines Civil War Roundtable
“Take care of her.” “She is a national treasure!”

Spectator, Lincoln Boyhood Home National Shrine
“Better than going to New York.”

Resident, Ecumenical Housing, Madison, Wisconsin
“Fantastic!” “I wanted to cry and laugh with Mrs. Roosevelt.”

Resident, Hickory Glen, Springfield, Illinois
“I felt as though I was in the room with Mrs. Lincoln.” “I felt as though I was IN the theater that night.”

Member – New Berlin Historical Society
“Our residents were spellbound.” “Not a word was said during your performance.”

Ginny – Luther Manor Terrace
“The staff was very impressed, they couldn’t stop talking about you.” We had such wonderful comments from the guests.” “We want to book you again to make sure you are available for next year.”

Dan Liedtke – Heritage Hill State Park
”No one has ever held this audience like you.”

Ms. C.J. Morgan
Kirby Pines, Memphis, TN
“An ovation-caliber Mary Todd Lincoln and Eleanor Roosevelt,”

Reclaiming Our Heritage – Milwaukee Wisconsin
“Your Mary Todd Lincoln presentation was exceptional.” “Your program brought in one of the largest audiences that we have ever had for that type of program.” “I look forward to working with you again in the future.”

Mark Herman, Director of Education – Midway Village and Museum – Rockford, IL