Finding Dolley: A Lesson on Why We Should Study First Ladies
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)
Using the life of Dolley Madison and other First Ladies, Catherine Allgor makes the case for the women of the White House as sources of history. From the role of caretaker of the executive mansion to media darling (or otherwise), presidential spouses have much to tell about the political system, the person of the president, and even what it means to be a woman of their era. To really "hear" what First Ladies have to tell that we ask different questions of our past--questions which Catherine Allgor explores.
A light reception will precede the event. Several of Dr. Allgor's publications will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.
Directions and Parking: The Meadows Museum is located on the southern edge of the Southern Methodist University campus, on Bishop Boulevard, one block north of Mockingbird Lane. Parking is FREE for visitors. Entrance to the parking garage underneath the museum is at the corner of Bishop and Schlegel. For directions, see: http://smu.edu/meadowsmuseum/visit.htm
Professional Development Credit: Educators, to receive professional development credit, please ensure you sign in at the "Teacher Registration" table upon arrival; this is the only means we will have to track your attendance and deliver your certificate.
When & Where
Center for Presidential History and the George W. Bush Library and Museum
The Center for Presidential History at SMU is dedicated to exploring the story and legacy of the nation’s chief executives through cutting-edge research, academic and public forums and production of archival records for future generations through a wide-ranging presidential collective memory project.
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum "serves as a resource for the study of the life and career of George W. Bush, while also promoting a better understanding of the Presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy. The Library and Museum accomplishes its mission by preserving and providing access to Presidential records and other donated collections, hosting public programs, creating educational initiatives, preserving artifacts, and producing innovative museum exhibits."