Past Event

Three Wartime First Ladies: Madison, Lincoln, and Wilson

A Road Scholar Program by Sharon Z. Alter

America’s First Ladies have never been without critics though some have been more beloved or more controversial than others. Dolley Madison in the War of 1812, Mary Todd Lincoln in the Civil War, and Edith Wilson in World War I all the share the spotlight of visibility, renown, and controversy as each coped with issues of war and support of the President. Join Sharon Alter as she compares and contrasts this fascinating topic in American history.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Mildred Thompson, 847.486.1617.