Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Dubbed the “First Lady of the World” by Harry Truman, come celebrate President’s Day with us by meeting Eleanor Roosevelt.
Mrs. Roosevelt was an early user of the media and Mr. Schermer will recreate her last press conference before leaving office.
Eleanor Roosevelt held the post of First Lady of the United States from March 1933, when her husband Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated as President until April 1945 when he died during his fourth term in office. She was thus the longest serving First Lady in the history of the United States.
As First Lady she transformed that role from social hostess to an active political partnership with her husband. She was a champion of civil rights, an advocate for women, and supported government funded programs for the arts.
A reception with light refreshments will follow his hour-long presentation and give attendees an opportunity to meet Mr. Schermer and ask questions. Reserved seat tickets are $20 and may be purchased at our Box Office or online.
Proceeds will be used toward operating costs of the 2018-2019 season.