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First Ladies[masked]: Martha Washington to Jacqueline Kennedy - FREE Online Discussion & Quiz Program via Zoom! Learn about the important yet under-appreciated history of our First Ladies from Martha Washington to Jacqueline Kennedy, covering the years[masked]. Emphasis will be on the fascinating lives of the First Ladies as individuals, before, during, and after their White House years, and also the contribution each First Lady made to our local, national and world history. Our educational and entertaining program features: Martha Washington Jacqueline Kennedy Eleanor Roosevelt Mary Lincoln Dolley Madison Julia Grant Grace Coolidge Edith Roosevelt and many more, (on a future TBD date we’ll cover Jacqueline Kennedy to Melania Trump:[masked]). Our program will be in a quiz/discussion format. We’ll provide a simple question related to the First Ladies (example: which First Lady was the first to travel overseas?), followed by the answer, and then a brief discussion on that particular topic (example: travels of the First Ladies). Potentially a prize for the person who answers the most questions correctly. Please note that Washington, DC History & Culture is an independent, non-partisan, non-political organization and all are welcome to participate. You do not need to be living in the Washington, DC area to attend - this is an online event. Our event will be hosted via Zoom, an easy-to-use web-based program. Zoom connection information will be provided one or two days beforehand. __________________________ This program is an online version of our popular First Ladies Tour at the Smithsonian’s American History Museum. Your host will be Robert Kelleman: the Founder / Director of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture, an art history graduate from University of Michigan, and former employee of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Here’s a great article by Taylor Markey from the University of Maryland “Writer’s Bloc” on the previous First Ladies program we hosted at the Smithsonian. : ) https://umdwritersbloc.com/2018/03/12/insight-into-the-lives-of-the-first-ladies/ Smithsonian American History Museum - First Ladies Exhibit: The First Ladies program explores the unofficial but important position of First Lady and the ways that different women have shaped the role to make their own contributions to the presidential administrations and the nation. The First Ladies exhibition features more than two dozen gowns from the Smithsonian’s almost 100-year old First Ladies Collection, including those worn by Frances Cleveland, Lou Hoover, Jacqueline Kennedy, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, and Melania Trump. A section titled “Changing Times, Changing First Ladies” highlights the roles played by Dolley Madison, Mary Lincoln, Edith Roosevelt, and Lady Bird Johnson and their contributions to their husband’s administrations. The First Ladies encourages visitors to consider the changing role played by the first lady and American women over the past 200 years. Numerous pieces from the White House china collection are also on display. https://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/first-ladies Zoom Meeting Info: Will be provided one or two days beforehand - stay tuned. __________________________ This program is presented by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture: “bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.” For more entertaining and educational programs visit us at: https://www.Facebook.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://www.Meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://DCHistoryAndCulture.Eventbrite.com http://www.youtube.com/c/WashingtonDCHistoryCulture https://www.Instagram.com/DCHistoryAndCulture #DCHistoryAndCulture We look forward to seeing you - thanks! Robert Kelleman Washington, DC History & Culture [masked][masked] (text only) https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertkelleman/
The Marquis de Lafayette came to America as a young man to fight beside George Washington in the American Revolution. Almost 50 years later, he returns to the United States and is met by crowds of grateful Americans. This book tells the story of that visit, along with Lafayette's observations on some of the Founders. It has gotten great reviews, in part for the author's storytelling abilities and sense of humor. Just the sort of history book we need just now to lighten our moods. We will do this virtually through Zoom again, and as usual, to enhance security, we will send you the link and password a couple of days before the event. The libraries have some ebook and audiobook copies for downloading, and I saw it for as little as $3 on online used book stores. So grab yourself a copy, read it and let's discuss what sounds like a fun exploration of America through the eyes of a French hero in 1824.
Please help us plan our future guided tour programs. Where would you like to go? Can be anywhere in the DC Metro area. Use the comments section below to let us know what you think. Thanks! FYI we have the same question posted on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/DCHistoryAndCulture/
Washington, DC History & Culture, a non-profit community organization, periodically offers FREE guided walks / tours as a community service - thank you for your support. Each program is led by Robert Kelleman, potentially with assistance from others (unless otherwise noted), and will have a separate event listing that you can sign up for - 7-30 days beforehand. The current schedule is provided below. Abraham Lincoln Walk / Tour: Ford’s Theatre to the Lincoln Memorial Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 6:00 pm (Postponed) The Vietnam War & The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Walk / Tour Tuesday, April 30, 2020 - 6:00 pm (Postponed) Embassy Row & Embassy Open House Walk / Tour TBD May 2020 (Postponed) The Korean War & The Korean War Veterans Memorial Walk / Tour Monday, July 27 - 6:00 pm The Underground Railroad in Washington, DC TBD Additional details to follow - stay tuned. __________________________ These program are presented by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture: “bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.” For more entertaining and educational programs visit us at: https://www.Facebook.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://www.Meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://DCHistoryAndCulture.Eventbrite.com http://www.youtube.com/c/WashingtonDCHistoryCulture https://www.Instagram.com/DCHistoryAndCulture #DCHistoryAndCulture We look forward to seeing you - thanks! Robert Kelleman Washington, DC History & Culture [masked][masked] (text only) https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertkelleman/