Historic Augusta and the Center for the Study of Georgia History at Augusta State University invite the public to attend the Dr. Edward J. Cashin Memorial Woodrow Wilson Lecture on Thursday, November 18 at 7 pm.
Each year, the lecture explores different aspects of the life of Wilson in order to foster interest in the 28th President and in his boyhood home in Augusta.
The title of this year’s event is “Ellen and Edith, Woodrow Wilson’s First Ladies: The Intersection of Public and Private Lives.”
The wives of Woodrow Wilson were strikingly different from one another. Ellen Axson Wilson, quiet and intellectual, died after just a year and a half in the White House and is thought to have had little impact on history. Edith Bolling Wilson was flamboyant and confident but left a legacy of controversy.
Yet each played a significant role in the White House. Join Historic Augusta for an exploration of a compelling new book Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson’s First Ladies by journalist and biographer Kristie Miller.
The annual lecture is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Edward J. Cashin, founder of the Woodrow Wilson Symposium in 1992, former chairman of the Department of History at Augusta State University, founding director of the Center for the Study of Georgia History, and former president of Historic Augusta, Inc.
Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. The lecture will be held at the Joseph R. Lamar Boyhood Home located at 415 Seventh Street in Augusta. For more information, contact Historic Augusta at (706) 724-0436 or visit www.wilsonboyhoodhome.org.
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