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First Ladies Exhibit - Smithsonian American History Museum Tour

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 4:40 PM


Come join us as we learn about and see the First Ladies at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. There’s a lot more to the First Ladies role in the White House than just “dishes and dresses” - although we’ll see those too.   Our 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.     Your tour host will be Robert Kelleman, the founder of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture, art history major (University of Michigan), former employee of the Detroit Institute of Arts, etc.   Please note that we’re an independent, non-partisan, non-political organization and all are welcome.     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/       __________________________________________________   This program is sponsored by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture: “bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.”   For more fun and educational programs visit us at: https://www.Facebook.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://www.Instagram.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://www.Meetup.com/DCHistoryAndCulture https://DCHistoryAndCulture.Eventbrite.com #DCHistoryAndCulture   __________________________________________________   Registration: There is a $9.00 per person pre-registration fee, payable when you RSVP, with proceeds supporting our Washington, DC History & Culture non-profit community programs. As this is a limited space event, the registration also helps reduce the number of people that RSVP and then “no show,” which prevents others from participating. Full refund if the event is cancelled or if you change your online RSVP from “yes” to “no” at least 48 hours beforehand.   Weather: This event is indoors and will take place rain or shine. Meeting Point: Outside of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Constitution Avenue entrance (not the Madison Drive entrance). We'll be outside for a few minutes for our group "icebreaker" introductions and program overview before continuing inside the museum when they open at 10:00 for our tour.   Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the above event description, Google, or common sense please let us know.   __________________________________________________   We look forward to seeing you - thanks!   Robert Kelleman rkelleman@yahoo.com 202-821-6325 (text only) https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertkelleman/

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