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History Happy Hour: First Ladies and Cherry Blossoms

Several First Ladies played essential roles connected with Washington, DC’s iconic cherry blossoms and today’s multi-dimensional, month-long National Cherry Blossom Festival. Enjoy learning about how these First Ladies—especially Helen Taft, Eleanor Roosevelt and Lady Bird Johnson—made a difference, making it possible for us to experience the evanescent blooming of these special trees and the celebration of spring they inspire. Cherry Blossom historian Ann McClellan will join History Happy Hour to share more.

History Happy Hour is a biweekly virtual program hosted by the White House Historical Association. Join us as experts weigh in on a variety of historical topics, share their insights, answer audience questions, and enjoy presidential-inspired libations.

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