Edith Wilson was the second wife of our 28th President, Woodrow Wilson. She served as First Lady from 1915 to 1921. A Washington legend, she was called the “Secret President” and the “first woman to run the government.” When President Wilson suffered a severe stroke following the end of the First World War in September 1919. Mrs. Wilson took over many routine duties and details of government, she reviewed all matters of state; she called this “her stewardship.”
The presenter, Barbara Oberlander, is a retired History professor from Santa Fe College. Her special interest is American history with a particular emphasis on women’s history. She has been very active in community efforts to heighten awareness of women’s roles in American life.
This event has been CANCELLED, but was originally scheduled to take place Sunday, April 17th at 2 PM at the Millhopper Library.