Get to know what made our First Ladies tick with deep dives into their careers, passions, hobbies, and even recipes. Our in-person events are perfect for girls’ night out, a historic date with someone you love, or a fascinating learning experience with the whole family. And our online events are a wonderful way to learn more about these amazing women!

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Rutherford Hayes & William McKinley: Brothers in War and Politics

IN PERSON: Rutherford Hayes and William McKinley were two of the most consequential figures in late-nineteenth century America. Both Ohioans, they would each serve as Congressmen from the state, and also be elected governor of Ohio multiple times. Though they were both Republicans and political allies, their bond was forged in the harrowing theatre of the Civil War, where they served together in the Ohio 23rd Volunteer Regiment.

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Legacy Lecture: Ohio's First Ladies of Suffrage

August 9, 2024, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

VIRTUAL: Discover Ohio's pivotal role in women's suffrage! Join us for a virtual legacy lecture on how Ohio suffragists transformed the movement, featuring insights from Dr. Jamie Capuzza, author of The Fifth Star: Ohio’s Fight for Women’s Right to Vote.

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Third Thursday Night Out with the First Ladies

August 15, 2024, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

IN PERSON: Experience an enjoyable evening at the National First Ladies Library & Museum after hours. Appetizers & drink included!

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Fun with FLOTUS: A Sensory Voyage Through Grace Coolidge's Legacy

August 17, 2024, 11:00am - 12:00pm

IN-PERSON: Fun with FLOTUS: A Sensory Voyage Through Grace Coolidge's Legacy. Embark on a sensory adventure. Join us for FUN, LEARNING, and FREE souvenirs! 

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Storytime & STEM

August 19, 2024, 11:00am - 11:30am 

IN PERSON: Join us for a magical morning of Storytime & STEM Fun with The Mixed-Up Chameleon! Explore the whimsical world of this beloved book and dive into hands-on STEM activities that will spark curiosity and creativity in your little ones. Don’t miss this unforgettable adventure!

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First Ladies on the Page

August 19, 2024, 7:00pm - 8:00pm 

VIRTUAL: Join us for a lively discussion on first lady-inspired books each season, exploring fiction and non-fiction with historical connections. Dive into Amy Bloom's novel on Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt's friendship and romance. This interactive Zoom program promises engaging discussions and insights!

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Leaders in Literacy

4/30/2024 through 4/30/2025

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First Ladies as Teachers, Educators, and Librarians.

The right to an education is a foundational principle of America’s history, and many First Ladies have taken up this cause. We celebrate National First Ladies Day by kicking off this featured exhibit, presented by Huntington Bank.