Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: Woodrow, Ellen, and Edith Wilson
Not only was Woodrow Wilson a scholar, professor, writer, and Nobel Peace Prize-winner, but he was a man who loved his family deeply. His wife of 30 years, Ellen Louise Axson, inspired him through his career in education and helped him to become the 28th president of the United States. Her untimely death during his first term almost caused him to resign. Yet, he found another helpmate in Edith Bolling Galt, who guided him through a second term as president where he faced severe illness and the ravages of the Great War.
The story of Woodrow’s time in the White House with his first wife Ellen and then with his second wife Edith is brought to life by the veteran acting and writing team of husband and wife William and Sue Wills. Their engaging performance is a “must see” for history buffs, students, and anyone interested in human-interest stories.
Seating for this free, one-hour program is limited. Preregistration begins Wed, Jan 08 at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or online by returning to this page*. (60 min.)
Schedule of Performances
- Greenacres BranchWed, Jan 15, 11:00 am
- Lantana Road BranchWed, Jan 15, 2:00 pm
- Jupiter BranchWed, Jan 15, 6:30 pm
- Gardens BranchFri, Jan 17, 10:30 am
- Glades Road BranchFri, Jan 17, 3:00 pm
- Belle Glade BranchSat, Jan 18, 11:00 am
- Acreage BranchSun, Jan 19, 2:00 pm
- West Boca BranchTue, Jan 21, 2:00 pm
- Hagen Ranch Road BranchWed, Jan 22, 10:00 am
Wed, Jan 22, 2:00 pm
- Royal Palm Beach BranchThu, Jan 23, 11:00 am
- Okeechobee Blvd. BranchThu, Jan 23, 3:00 pm
- Wellington BranchThu, Jan 23, 6:30 pm
- West Boynton BranchFri, Jan 24, 10:30 am
- Main LibraryFri, Jan 24, 2:00 pm
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