New Dallas exhibit honors first ladies

August 1, 2018 by  

‘First Ladies: Style of Influence’ is a new exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center that scrutinizes the evolving role of first lady over time.

Of particular interest is how the individual women used their positions to bring about cultural, political, and diplomatic change. Based on groundbreaking research report from The Bush Institute, ‘A Role Without a Rulebook: The Influence and Leadership of Global First Ladies’, the event examines the impact first ladies have had.

The first ladies whose impact are examined include Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lou Hoover, and Dolly Madison. Visitors will be able to see how these women fulfilled their role as hostess, teammate, and policy advocate against the backdrop of history and the country’s fluctuating political and cultural climate.

Brochure printing services are often employed to provide visitors with a memento of their visit to exhibits such as this one.

Artifacts on display include a black evening gown belonging to Eleanor Roosevelt, the original Girl Scout uniform of Lou Hoover, and a snuff box of Dolly Madison’s, as well as historic documents and rare photographs.

The exhibit opened July 30, and continues through the months of August and September. Opening at 9:00 am Monday through Saturday and noon on Sundays, the exhibit is free for SMU faculty, staff and students, children no older than four, and active military personnel. Prices range from $10 to $16 for all other attendees.