First Ladies at the Smithsonian Homepage

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 3/12/2010

In addition to artifacts and background information on the first ladies, this website features thematic overviews of the many roles of the first ladies, a timeline of first ladies, and behind-the-scenes details on the history of the first ladies exhibitions at the Smithsonian. The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History's first ladies collection includes material related to their social and political activities as well as their gowns.

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