The Role Without a Rulebook: America's First Ladies and Their Legacies

Event Date: 
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
RSVP Required
Food & Drink
Included Items: 
talk, five-course meal, White House history journal
Join Anita McBride for an intimate dinner of historic White House recipes and gain insights into the changing expectations of our first ladies and their historic influence on American politics, policy and global diplomacy.
Five-Course Meal and Talk. Every attendee will receive a copy of the White House History journal featuring "The First Ladies".
Tickets: $79 (exclusive tax and tip). To purchase, click here.

Anita McBride is Executive-in-Residence at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies in the School of Public Affairs at American University. She has served as Director of White House Personnel for Reagan and GHW Bush, Chief of Staff to Laura Bush, Special Assistant to GW Bush and advisor on four presidential transitions. She is a consultant to HBO’s award-winning series, Veep and is a frequent speaker and news commentator on the operations and history of the White House and its occupants.

Martha Washington – Crab Soup
Jackie Kennedy – Chicken in White Wine
Rosalynn Carter – Hushpuppies 
Michele Obama – Chopped Salad, Pecans, Tarragon Dressing
Bess Truman – Ozark Pudding

In today’s fast paced world, there are things happening around us that we should know about – new technologies, political forecasts, cultural phenoms, scientific advances, the latest trends in art, finance, literature. Join us for dinner and engage with people who will keep you abreast of what’s happening and tell you what you NEED TO KNOW.