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First Ladies, Swimsuit Edition: Bikinis to Bonnets to Bloomers

In the beginning, First Ladies were given no dispensation when it came to figuratively swimming in their bathing suits alongside the Presidents. Regardless of their nationally elevated marital status, they were expected to lead their countrywomen by example. So it… Read More ›

First Ladies You Mightn’t Know Were Irish, from Jackie Kennedy to Dolley Madison

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, so the saying goes. The leaves of presidential family trees certainly prove this, especially when the definition is widened to include those popularly known as “Scotch-Irish,” a general term which usually (but not… Read More ›

White House Superbowl Lunch: LBJ Chili, Reagan Guac, Obama Cobbler & More: From the Archives

“Old Dogs” and “Jackie Kennedy” are the story topics, according to this website statistics, which draw the most readers but one which rises dramatically at this time of year is a previous article with ten favorite recipes of Presidents and… Read More ›

Mamie, Jackie, Lady Bird & Pat: Thanksgiving & Four First Ladies of the Mid-Century

From Thursday, November 20 until Sunday November 23, 2014, the National First Ladies Library Blog is running a four-part series pegged to the upcoming holiday, “Thanksgiving and Mid-Century Modern First Ladies.” Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson and Pat… Read More ›

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