Brooks to perform as Abigail Adams at museum

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Sep. 19—Nora Brooks, known for her historical drama performances since 1996, will perform as Abigail Adams Thursday at the Caldwell Heritage Museum.

Adams was the wife of John Adams, the second president of the United States.

The Caldwell County Historical Society, in partnership with the museum, will offer the performance at 6:30 p.m. at the museum.

The museum is located at 112 Vaiden St., Lenoir. Brooks, a native of Union County, and has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a teaching license from the University of North Carolina Charlotte.

She retired from Union County Public Schools in July 2011, after 26 years of teaching Advanced Placement U.S. history, Civil War history and Revolutionary War history.

Brooks has presented historical dramas since 1996, including one of her first characters, Mildred Childe Lee, the youngest daughter of confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

She then developed the character of Anna Morrison Jackson, widow of Stonewall Jackson, in 2001.

She later added Julia Dent Grant, wife of former President Ulysses S. Grant, in 2009.

Brooks has performed throughout North and South Carolina, Virginia, and eastern Tennessee for various groups and interests, as well as various heritage groups such as the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and light refreshments will be provided after the performance.

For more information, the museum can be reached at 828-758-4004.