May, 2015

Legacy Lecture:   
Dr. Ludwig Deppisch
May 12, 2015

"A Breach in Confidentiality"

Confidentiality is a trust between a woman & her physician. But when that woman is the wife of the President of the U.S., her health could affect his presidency & therefore; history.  Ludwig M. Deppisch, M.D. will discuss that topic & more from his book, The Health of the First Ladies. Dr. Deppisch's lecture will reveal information long ignored yet important to the history of First Ladies.    

  • 11:00 a.m.
  • Free
  • Limited seating, call for more information & reservations 330-452-0876 ext. 307

Still Taking Scholarship Applications!

You can still apply for the National First Ladies' Library $1000. scholarship.  Deadline for applications is June 1st.  Contact Martha Regula, research library director  


Monday, June 8th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


"Coming Home Again"

For Ida's birthday this year, we are hosting an open house at the Saxton House.  We will have free walk-through tours of the Saxton House from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. featuring the many artifacts we have acquired from descendants of Ida and William McKinley.  The featured items will include:  Ida's invalid table and rocking chair, Kate Saxton's portrait, McKinley silverware, family library bookcases, Ida's music box, William McKinley's desk and safe, an extensive collection of Ida's jewelry, and many other items that have come to us recently and have never been on display.  


  Please join us and bring your friends!

     Bus Trip!

"The Modern First Ladies: Portraits in Contrast."

July 17th - 19th  


"The Modern First Ladies: Portraits in Contrast." Symposium presented by The Warren G. Harding Site in partnership with Ohio State University Marion Campus & First Ladies National Historic Site.

Keynote speaker:

  • Capricia Marshall  

The trip & symposium, $265.00, based on double occupancy includes:

  •  Round trip transportation & driver's tip
  •  Two hotel nights including a hot or cold breakfast buffet
  •  Friday evening reception & Saturday dinner with keynote speaker
  •  Harding Home tour
  • Reservation deadline: June 10th
  • For more information and reservations contact 330-452-0876 ext. 307 

Gift Shop Mother's Day Ideas!        

 "Summer is coming and Mother's Day is around the corner!  Come in to the NFLL Musuem Store and pick up something special.  We have a variety of items sure to please mothers on your list. Located in the Saxton McKinley House with hours Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm."


*Gift Shop will be Closed May 25, 2015

  for Memorial Day. 





    Volunteer Opportunities 
    With the summer months fast approaching, our visitor count rises as fast as the temperatures. Our volunteers help make visitors' time with us special.  We have many opportunities to get involved as a volunteer.  Call our volunteer coordinator to discuss these oppotunities.
    Contact Megan Early @  330-452-0876 Ext. 313
New Julia Grant Biography Posting on Website soon!

Carl S. Anthony, our historian, has just finished an extensive birography of little known First Lady Julia Grant.  He has unearthed some never before publisihed facts that represent totally new scholarship.  The biography also includes some 70+ images!    The biography should be availabe on our website on Thursday, May 8th.  Take an opportunity to read this fascinating piece. 

First Ladies National Historic Site
Ext. 320 - To Schedule a Tour
Ext. 313 - For Large Group Tours
Ext. 307 - To RSVP for Legacy Lecture 


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