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National First Ladies' Library
07-30-2020, 08:59 AM
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National First Ladies' Library
Thanks to Anita for sending this information.

From the National First Ladies' Library:

"At noon on July 30, August 6, and August 13, we will be going live on Facebook to walk through each of our new exhibits! Whether you're unable to visit the site or want to hear about the exhibit straight from the curator, find us online to learn more about the collection items on display.

July 30: "First Ladies on the Campaign Trail"
August 6: "Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change"
August 13: "Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women Who Have Run for President"

In the live exhibit walk-through, keep your eye out for this item.

This Victorian color paper campaign tray features an image of Ida McKinley and Mary Baird Bryan (who was the wife of McKinley's opponent, William Jennings Bryan).

McKinley's 1896 presidential campaign manager wanted to use the McKinleys' natural devotion to each other as an appealing asset for the female vote, as four western states had granted suffrage. As a result, an unprecedented number of campaign souvenirs included images of Ida McKinley.

Virtual Legacy Lecture: Women in Sports
August 5, 10 am

Join Leslie Heaphy as she discusses the challenges and triumphs of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, Babe Didrikson, Althea Gibson, the Women's National Basketball Association, and much more.

Virtual First Ladies Night: String Art
August 13, 4 pm, $25

Join crafty Canton business owner Shawna of Strung by Shawna for an evening of string art. Pick from a flag, star, or heart motif, and we’ll ship all the supplies to you for this interactive class.

Virtual Book Club: Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
August 27, 12 pm

Never Caught is the powerful narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave who risked it all to escape the nation's capital and reach freedom.
Register here

Virtual Legacy Lecture: The Lady Bird Special - Riding the Rails & Campaign Trail in 1964
August 19, Facebook premiere at 12 pm

In the autumn of 1964, Lady Bird Johnson made a historic whistle stop tour through the South in support of her husband’s presidential campaign. Across four days, Lady Bird would try to change the minds and hearts of southerners while confronting the institutional legacy of racism in a region she had once called home."
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07-30-2020, 11:59 PM
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Thanks for the link! I ordered the Ona Judge book.
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