Few first ladies have enjoyed a better reputation among historians than Edith Kermit Roosevelt. Aristocratic and sophisticated, tasteful and discreet, she managed the White House with a sure hand. Her admirers say that she never slipped in carrying out her duties as hostess, mother, and adviser to her husband. However, author Lewis L. Gould has uncovered that Edith Roosevelt was a more complex and interesting figure, and played an important role as a presidential wife and in how the institution of the first lady developed during the twentieth century. A book signing will follow the program.
Event begins at 12:00PM