In honor of Veterans Day and the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I, the Douglas County Historical Society presents "Edith Wilson."

Jessica Michna performs the role of the wife of President Woodrow Wilson at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at the DCHS, 1101 John Ave.

During his time in office, Wilson suffered a stroke that severely affected his left side.

To preserve her husband's place in history, Edith Wilson, who married the president during his first term in office, screened all matters of state and decided which were important enough to bring to the bedridden president. In doing so, she ran the executive branch of the government de facto for the remainder of the president's second term.

White House physicians kept the condition of the president quiet until many years after he had left office and died.

In addition, there is a chance that protesting suffragettes will be outside the theater prior to the performance as they were in 1918 demanding the right to vote for women, which Wilson signed into law before he left office.

Tickets are $15 and are available at, 715-392-8449 or by stopping by 1101 John Ave., Superior. Tickets are also available at the door.

The DCHS also has an exhibit, "Our Place in Time: 1918 Revisited," which explores the effect that WWI, the Spanish flu and the Minnesota fires of 1918 had on the city of Superior and Douglas County. There is no admission for the exhibit, but a donation is recommended to the DCHS.