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“Why They Wore It” Lecture & Luncheon with Carl Anthony

August 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm


“Why They Wore It” Luncheon Series at the Nixon Library!

The Nixon Library is hosting an exciting seven-part speaker and luncheon series, featuring six knowledgeable titans of the fashion industry, including those who designed gowns for First Ladies, and those who wrote about, critically reviewed and drew attention to them.

Each luncheon menu will include courses that First Ladies served to their White House guests. Each lecture will begin with a brief original film that reviews the styles of the First Ladies under discussion, set to popular music of the time period.

Wednesday, August 1st
11 AM lecture
12 Noon luncheon
1 PM book signing

Considered the nation’s expert on the political and social power of presidential wives and families, in this introduction to the series covering Martha Washington to Mamie Eisenhower, Mr. Anthony will talk why First Ladies wore what they did, and the political and cultural consequences of those choices.

Series Package:
Attend all seven lectures/luncheons for: $350 (Members: $300)

Individual Tickets:
Lecture/luncheon combo: $75 (Members: $65)

Each ticket includes:
– Admission for one to a lecture and luncheon in the magnificent White House East Room
– Admission for one to the New Nixon Library and Museum
– Admission for one to the new special exhibit Why They Wore It
– Admission for one to the new special exhibit Vote Like Your World Depended On It: The Story of the 1968 Election


August 1, 2018
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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18001 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd
Yorba Linda, CA 92886 United States
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