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    Modern First Ladies, Part 1

    Panelists discussed modern first ladies Florence Harding, Grace Coolidge, and Lou Hoover. “Paving the Way” was a panel at the 2015 Warren G. Harding Symposium, “The Modern First Ladies: Portraits…

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    Modern First Ladies, Part 3

    Gary Walters, a former White House chief usher, showed slides as he discussed the modern first ladies he served. He served seven first families from 2000-2007. “Portraits and Contrasts” was part of the…

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    Modern First Ladies, Part 2

    Patricia Krider discussed modern first ladies. She showed slides as she talked about the first ladies Eleanor Roosevelt through Pat Nixon, who served in what she termed a transitional period in the roles of first…

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    Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts

    Stacey Cordery recounted the life of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts of America. Raised in post-Civil War Savannah, Georgia, Daisy Gordon attempted to balance her…

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    Private Lives of First Ladies

    Historians and authors spoke at the National First Ladies' Library’s first annual symposium, “First Ladies and American Women’s History.” The morning panel titled “The Secret Lives of Private…

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    First Ladies and American Women's History

    Nancy Cott gave the keynote address for the National First Ladies' Library’s first annual symposium, “First Ladies and American Women’s History,” and talked about how first ladies reflected…

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    History of First Ladies

    Historians and authors spoke at the National First Ladies' Library’s first annual symposium, “First Ladies and American Women’s History.” The concluding session of the symposium looked at the roles of first ladies…

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    First Ladies as Public Figures

    Historians and authors spoke at the National First Ladies' Library’s first annual symposium, “First Ladies and American Women’s History.” In an afternoon session they focused on first…

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    Education and Research Center Opening

    The first lady spoke at the opening ceremony for the National First Ladies' Library Education and Research Center in Canton, Ohio. The Center houses books, archival photos, artifacts and other…

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    First Ladies' Salute to First Women

    Various dignitaries spoke at an awards dinner celebrating the contributions of five women who were first in their fields, including former Rep. Boggs who was the first female ambassador to…

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    Salute to First Ladies

    Ms. Clinton and others honored former first ladies and their contributions to American history. Through spoken reenactments first ladies related experiences of public life and their efforts…

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    Florence Harding: The First Lady: Speech

    Mr. Anthony discussed his book, Florence Harding: The First Lady, about Mrs. Harding and her life after the death of President Harding. Mrs. Harding became involved in destroying government…

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    First Ladies' Library Opening Events

    Celebrities, Ohio dignitaries and former first lady Roslynn Carter spoke at the opening of the new First Ladies' Library, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, and then at the dinner. A video of…

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