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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 ›

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 ›

A Centennial Gallery of Lady Bird Johnson & her “First Ladies Sorority”

Today, just three days before Christmas as it always was, is Lady Bird Johnson’s birthday. This year marks her centennial. She is rightly remembered, in terms of her public contributions, as a pioneer in raising public awareness about the encroaching… Read More ›

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