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3rd Thursday at Hoover’s Presidential Library & Museum Presents: "A Woman of Adventure: The Life and Times of First Lady Lou Henry Hoover”

3rd Thursday at Hoover’s Presidential Library & Museum Presents: "A Woman of Adventure: The Life and Times of First Lady Lou Henry Hoover” Online

The Davenport Public Library is pleased to partner with the Hoover Museum and Presidential Library for this live webinar! This event is part of the 3rd Thursdays at Hoover's Presidential Library & Museum series.

When Lou Henry married Herbert Hoover in February 1899, she looked forward to a partnership of equality and a life of adventure. She could fire a rifle and sit a horse as well as any man. For the first fifteen years of married life, Lou globe-trotted with her husband as he pursued a lucrative career in mining engineering and consulting.

Lou, who detested the limelight, led a dual life: she supported her husband’s political career, managed their multiple households, and saw to the needs of their family. Behind the scenes, she pursued her own interests.

History has long since forgotten the breadth of her achievements, but Lou Henry Hoover’s powerful legacy endures.

About the speaker: Annette B. Dunlap is an independent scholar and journalist. She is the author of Frank: The Story of Frances Folsom Cleveland, America’s Youngest First Lady; The Gambler’s Daughter: A Personal and Social History; and Charles Gates Dawes: A Life.
Ever since she was a schoolgirl she has enjoyed reading about other people’s lives, and determined at an early age the one day, one of her books would be in the biography section of the library.

 

TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT, CLICK THE LINK BELOW: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3316488223204/WN_jiUqdEq0TOK--6xCYXgodg

Advance registration is required for this FREE virtual event. Once you have registered, you will receive a link to participate in the webinar.

Date:
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Time:
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location:
Virtual Branch
Branch:
Virtual
Online:
This is an online event.
Event URL:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3316488223204/WN_jiUqdEq0TOK--6xCYXgodg
Audience:
  Adults     Teens  
Categories:
  Educational     Local History  

Photo credit: Hoover’s Presidential Library & Museum. Image descriptions: Circa 1931, Lou at the home she designed in Palo Alto, now the official home of the Stanford University president, and, Lou enjoying a new hobby, filming home movies.

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