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The mission of FLARE is to create and sustain a network to promote and publicize research and education relevant to the contributions, lives, impacts, and lasting legacies of U.S. First Ladies.
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FLARE will be the primary association to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and outreach among scholars, institutions, First Ladies’ staff, biographers, archivists, journalists, and public historians interested in research and education about the lasting legacy of U.S. First Ladies.
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Fri
24
2021
September 24, 2021
4:00-5:00PM

Live Conversation with Julia Sweig and Karen Tumulty

Library of Congress National Book Festival

Julia Sweig, author of “Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight External” (Random House), and Karen Tumulty, author of “The Triumph of Nancy Reagan External” (Simon & Schuster), discuss their new books with Colleen Shogan, a senior vice president and the director of the David Rubenstein Center for White House History at the White House Historical Association.

Mon
27
2021
September 27, 2021
5:30PM

FLARE - Special Event ... In Her Own Words

Live Streaming You Tube Event

Thu
13
2022
January 13, 2022
5:00-6:00PM

Jacqueline Kennedy at Home and Abroad

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Sat
4
2021
September 4, 2021

Sarah Childress Polk

September 4, 1803

Tue
21
2021
September 21, 2021

Margaret “Peggy” Smith Taylor

September 21, 1788

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