The role of First Lady comes with no job description, no pay, and no written requirements.
Yet America’s presidential spouses have wielded great influence and have always been subject
to intense public scrutiny. In this fascinating illustrated lecture, historian Leslie Goddard,
Ph.D., explores which First Ladies have rated highest and lowest – or most in-between -- with
historians. Who do you think was best or worst? Why were some so vilified? And what might
the future hold for the role of American First Lady?
Sponsored by Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes & Vernon Hills.