Ladies, First Podcast: May 21, 2018

Ep. 8 The Celebrity Status of a First Lady

When Frances Clara Folsom married President Stephen Grover Cleveland on June 2nd, 1886, the media descended upon Washington. Frances garnered attention and scrutiny that no first family had seen before. A few years later, Edith Roosevelt, with six-children in tow, drew the line between her private and public life. We chatted with White House Historical Association Senior Historian Dr. Matthew Costello to understand the evolution of public intrigue around first spouses.

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Matthew Costello, Senior Historian, White House Historical Association

There is so much more to the elite sorority of first ladies than fashion and state dinners. The Ladies, First podcast mini-series takes an informative, and entertaining look at our first ladies’ legacies and how their leadership has shaped our nation and the international community.

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