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  • Truman Library Institute presents program on first ladies

  • Following the success of its 2012 presidential lecture series “Hail to the Chiefs,” the Truman Library Institute will launch a new series of public programs focused on presidential partners, “Beyond the Gowns: First Ladies in American History.”

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  • Following the success of its 2012 presidential lecture series “Hail to the Chiefs,” the Truman Library Institute will launch a new series of public programs focused on presidential partners, “Beyond the Gowns: First Ladies in American History.”
    The series will premier March 6 and will be presented at the Truman Forum, located in the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library. All events will be on a Wednesday evening, except the Lady Bird Johnson program, which is on the Thursday following President Truman's birthday.
    Programs currently scheduled for Beyond the Gowns include: Carl Cannon on Michelle Obama on March 6; Henry Adams on Abigail Adams on April 3; Michael Gillette on Lady Bird Johnson on May 9; Cynthia A. Kierner on Martha Jefferson Randolph on June 5; and John Robert Greene on Betty Ford on June 19.
    This series is offered free of charge and begins at 6:30 p.m. each night, plus audiences are invited to enjoy a wine reception 30 minutes prior to each event. To learn more about the Truman Library and the Truman Library Institute, visit TrumanLibrary.org.
     
     
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