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May 5, 2019
Lesser-Known First Ladies, 1897 to 1923: A New Century Arrives—The Progressives, Ragtime and All That Jazz (George R. Mather Sunday Lecture Series)
Learn about the lives of America's first ladies at a film screening and discussion
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Enjoy the third installment of a documentary series exploring the history of our nation’s first ladies. This episode follows three forward-thinking first ladies in the early 20th century and their efforts to address social issues raised by the Industrial Age, including trade, immigration, patriotism, urban blight, poverty and inequality.

Fort Wayne native Cynthia Thies earned degrees from Indiana University Bloomington, Saint Francis University and Purdue University Fort Wayne. Throughout much of her career she served as a teacher, principal, adjunct faculty member and supervisor of student teachers. She worked at the Lincoln Museum from 2003 to 2008 and in retirement has continued to explore her interest in American history.

For more information, contact the History Center, histsociety@fwhistorycenter.com, 260.424.4419.

This program received funding from a Humanities Initiative Grant

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May 5, 2019, 2:00pm - 3:30pm