July 2021

Tuesday
6
2021
July 6, 2021

Inaugural Gould Award Announcement

Lewis L. Gould, the Eugene Barker Centennial Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Texas-Austin, has been named the inaugural recipient of an award that recognizes distinguished contributions to research and education about America’s first ladies.

Tuesday
20
2021
July 20, 2021
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Members' Only Social Hour (Eastern Time)

Zoom Meeting

Thursday
29
2021
July 29, 2021
4:00PM - 5:00PM

Tom Johnson and Nancy Kegan Smith In A Conversation About Lady Bird Johnson

Zoom Meeting

FLARE Announces Tom Johnson former CNN President and former chair of the LBJ Foundation Board will present FLARE's first public program on July 29, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Mr. Johnson will be interviewed by FLARE Vice President Nancy Kegan Smith about his years working with Lady Bird Johnson. The event is open to the public; registration required.

September 2021

Monday
13
2021
September 13, 2021
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Members' Only Social Hour (Eastern Time)

Zoom Meeting

Friday
24
2021
September 24, 2021
4:00PM - 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.

Monday
27
2021
September 27, 2021
5:30PM - 6:30PM

FLARE - Special Event ... In Her Own Words

YouTube Livestream Event at 5:30 pm EDT

https://youtu.be/qI1dM5olp3g

October 2021

Wednesday
20
2021
October 20, 2021
5:30PM - 6:30PM

Accidental Leaders: Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan Speak Out on Breast Cancer

Join us on Wednesday, October 20 at 5:30pm EDT

FLARE YouTube: https://youtu.be/iZdBtSjQrg0

Tuesday
26
2021
October 26, 2021
1:00PM - 2:00PM

Past, Present, Future: The Twists and Turns of the Equal Rights Amendment and the Quest to Put Equality in the Constitution

Presented by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation

Virtual Presentation (timed for students)

Tuesday
26
2021
October 26, 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM

Past, Present, Future: The Twists and Turns of the Equal Rights Amendment and the Quest to Put Equality in the Constitution

Presented by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation

Virtual Presentation

November 2021

Friday
5
2021
November 5, 2021
1:30PM - 2:30PM

Virtual Author Visit with Gigi McBride

Who: K-4 students, teachers, parents, and book lovers!

Virtual Presentation on Friday, November 5th, 2021 @ 1:30 pm EST

Monday
22
2021
November 22, 2021
5:30PM - 6:30PM

Abigail Adams and the “Reigns of Government”

Link: https://youtu.be/gT9GdlK1zSo

December 2021

Thursday
9
2021
December 9, 2021
5:30PM - 6:30PM

Eleanor Roosevelt: Transformational First Lady and Lead

YouTube Livestream Event https://youtu.be/VMxko7jwAG0

January 2022

Thursday
13
2022
January 13, 2022
5:30PM - 6:30PM

Members' Only Social Hour (Eastern Time)

Zoom Meeting

February 2022

Tuesday
1
2022
February 1, 2022
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Jacqueline Kennedy at Home and Abroad

https://youtu.be/zJL16j-23hw

March 2022

Monday
14
2022
March 14, 2022
6:00PM - 7:00PM

Members' Only Social Hour (Eastern Time)

Zoom Meeting

Thursday
17
2022
March 17, 2022
5:30PM - 6:30PM

White House Historical Association History Happy Hour

Featuring Four FLARE members.

Zoom Meeting

Thursday
24
2022
March 24, 2022
7:00PM - 8:00PM

Designing Camelot

With Authors James Archer Abbott and Elaine Rice Bachmann

Virtual Presentation

Wednesday
30
2022
March 30, 2022
7:00PM - 8:00PM

Edith Wilson Program ... 7:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Click for details!

Live Stream: https://youtu.be/Q2QbWsAYtYc

April 2022

Thursday
14
2022
April 14, 2022
7:00PM - 8:00PM

SHE DID ALL THAT - Betty Ford: Speaking Out, Saving Lives

A conversation with playwright, director, and producer Lisa Rafferty

Virtual Presentation - https://youtu.be/H06s0RwikoM

Friday
22
2022
April 22, 2022

SHE DID ALL THAT - Betty Ford: Speaking Out, Saving Lives

Live performance of the play ... contact Clare Shubert: cshubert@38foundation.org.

Saturday
23
2022
April 23, 2022
2:45PM - 3:45PM

First Ladies' Speeches

On C-SPAN 2

What's the impact of a first lady's words? Scholars consider the speeches of Barbara Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama.

Sunday
24
2022
April 24, 2022
2:45PM - 3:45PM

First Ladies' Speeches

On C-SPAN 2

What's the impact of a first lady's words? Scholars consider the speeches of Barbara Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama.

May 2022

Tuesday
10
2022
May 10, 2022
4:00PM - 5:00PM

White House Historical Association's "White House History Live" ... Women and the Nixon White House.

Virtual Event

Join FLARE members Anita McBride and Heath Lee on May 10 at 4:00 pm ET On the White House Historical Association's "White House History Live" to hear about Women and the Nixon White House.

Thursday
26
2022
May 26, 2022
7:00PM - 8:00PM

FLARE Program on Pat Nixon

Virtual Event ... https://youtu.be/CRnC9ijaEoE

Pat Nixon: Unheralded First Lady The far-reaching achievements of Pat Nixon, First Lady from 1969-1974 are too often overshadowed by the drama of her husband’s White House.

Tuesday
31
2022
May 31, 2022

Gould Award 2022 Nomination Deadline

FLARE members are invited to nominate a member of the organization for the 2022 Lewis L. Gould Award.

June 2022

Thursday
2
2022
June 2, 2022

NATIONAL FIRST LADIES DAY

National First Ladies Day on June 2nd commemorates the very first First Lady of the United States and all those who followed in her footsteps.

Saturday
4
2022
June 4, 2022
2:00PM - 3:00PM

First Ladies' Speeches ... Edith Wilson

On C-SPAN 2

Monday
20
2022
June 20, 2022
7:00PM - 8:00PM

FLARE Social Hour: It's Time to Celebrate: FLARE's One Year Anniversary

On June 20th at 7:00 PM eastern time FLARE will hold a social hour to celebrate our organization's one year anniversary. FLARE President Myra Gutin will open by recapping some of FLARE's highlights in the last year and then open the floor to input from members as to how FLARE has helped them and suggestions for the next year. Pour some champagne and let's toast a successful inaugural year!

Tuesday
21
2022
June 21, 2022

FLARE One-Year Anniversary!

August 2022

Saturday
13
2022
August 13, 2022
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Pat Nixon Reconsidered - on The Presidency

https://youtu.be/OvcVr5vqP3Q

How does Pat Nixon compare to other first ladies? The First Ladies Association for Research & Education convened scholars to address that question. Among their topics: the former first lady's media image, her "person-to-person" diplomacy and her work to get more women into government roles and onto the Supreme Court.

Tuesday
16
2022
August 16, 2022
7:00PM - 8:00PM EDT

First Ladies and War. - 7 pm Eastern Time

https://youtu.be/4yz7-tySLgk

Monday
22
2022
August 22, 2022
11:00AM - 12:00PM EDT

Gould Award Announcement - 11 am Eastern Time

Virtual Presentation: https://youtu.be/Ugem8ZqUtg4

Wednesday
24
2022
August 24, 2022
7:00PM - 8:00PM EDT

Members only social hour - 7 pm, Eastern Time

Virtual Presentation - Watch for additional details!

September 2022

Monday
19
2022
September 19, 2022
7:00PM - 8:00PM EDT

Members only social hour - 7 pm, Eastern Time

Virtual Presentation - check your email for details!

October 2022

Tuesday
11
2022
October 11, 2022
7:00PM - 8:00PM EDT

Becoming Bess, Mamie, and Hillary: Actress Kay Kuhlmann discusses her writing and performances of one-woman shows

Virtual Presentation - https://youtu.be/BUpe9Uybo9Y

Thursday
13
2022
October 13, 2022
5:30PM - 6:30PM EDT

Pat and Dick Nixon: WWII Love Letters Revealed

Join us for History Happy Hour this Thursday at 5:30 pm to hear author Heath Hardage Lee share insights about the letters between Richard and Pat Nixon that chronicle the early years of their marriage

Saturday
15
2022
October 15, 2022

The Edith Bolling Wilson 150th Birthday Celebration “Dinner Wythe Edith”

Bolling Wilson Hotel in Wytheville, VA.

Sunday
16
2022
October 16, 2022
6:00PM - 9:00PM EDT

The Edith Bolling Wilson 150th Birthday Celebration “Dinner Wythe Edith”

Bolling Wilson Hotel in Wytheville, VA.

November 2022

Monday
7
2022
November 7, 2022
7:00PM - 8:00PM EST

Rosalynn Carter: Jimmy's Secret Weapon

Virtual Presentation - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXkvgITIbbdhVOVlVHoXpTg/streams

Events & Conferences