National First Ladies’ Library

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Place Category: Community Center, Library & Archive, and MuseumPlace Tags: Places in OH

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    The National First Ladies’ Library is a national historic site commemorating the history of all America’s First Ladies and their contributions to the country. The library is an education and research center, which also serves as a museum, showcasing first ladies’ memorabilia including pictures, china, and dresses, as well as a miniature of Smithsonian’s First Lady Gown collection.
    In addition to the main library, there is a smaller library displaying a replica of the books collection of First Lady Abigail Fillmore’s first White House library.
    Explore the exhibits regarding different First Ladies such as Mamie Eisenhower, Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Michelle Obama. Watch documentaries about the First Ladies and participate in lectures, live presentations, and special events.
    The library is located in the restored Victorian Saxton McKinley House, home of the former First Lady, Ida McKinley, who lived there during the period her husband, President William McKinley, served in the U.S. House of Representatives. Among the museum permanent exhibitions are some of the furnished rooms of the house.
    Mary Regula, the wife of Congressman Ralph Regula, recognized the lack of information and research materials regarding the First Ladies of the USA, and their influence throughout history. With the help of other women activists, Regula raised funds and established the National First Ladies’ Library in 1995.

    National First Ladies' Library Tour - Preview

    This is the preview to the third of our 3-Part series featuring Lucinda Frailly talking with us about the National First Ladies' Library in Canton, Ohio.

    In this episode Lucinda previews a mini tour of the National First Ladies' Library.

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    Address: 205 Market Ave S, Canton, OH 44702
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