Learn about the most powerful woman in mid-19th century America in my Booking It Through History: First Ladies focus this month. Sarah Polk was a woman ahead of her times and a true political partner to her husband, establishing a path for modern First Ladies.
While in Nashville, take a trip one hour south to visit one of the most well-preserved presidential sites, the President James K. Polk Home and Museum. The 11th president is often forgotten but was fascinating!
While a footnote of history as the shortest serving first lady, Anna Harrison had an adventurous life. Read my new Booking It Through History: First Ladies post about her life and legacy.
This month's First Lady focus was a challenge. Martin Van Buren's wife, Hannah, died almost two decades before he became president. Once he was in office, he didn't have an official White House hostess until his son married a relative of Dolley Madison, Angelica Singleton. Read about both of the Van Buren women in my new post!
For my Booking It Through History: First Ladies focus this month, I learned more about the sad life of Rachel Jackson. The wife of President Andrew Jackson, she died just weeks before his inauguration. Read my new post to learn more about her adventurous and heartbreaking life.
My Booking It Through History: First Ladies focus for June was Louisa Catherine Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams. Learn more about this British born first lady who was the toast of Europe in my new post!
Learn more about the elegant yet reserved Elizabeth Kortright Monroe in my new Booking It Through History: First Ladies post!
In this month's Booking It Through History: First Ladies post, I am detailing the life of the vivacious First Lady, Dolley Madison. Read all about her contributions to the role of First Lady that are still precedents today.
Thomas Jefferson, our third president, was a widower so his daughter filled in as acting First Lady during his presidency. Learn more about her and her mother - both named Martha! - in my new Booking It Through History: First Ladies post.
Learn all about our nation's second First Lady - and the first to live in the White House. Abigail Adams was a woman ahead of her time. Read about her life, legacy, and how to walk in her footsteps in my new Booking It Through History: First Ladies post!