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The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT

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Barbara Pierce Bush—political powerhouse, Bush family matriarch, former First Lady, and celebrated public servant. In The Matriarch, journalist and author Susan Page traces Barbara Bush’s life from growing up in Rye, NY, to becoming America’s First Lady. While her own political beliefs sometimes differed from her husband’s, she nevertheless became an astute political campaign strategist, helping him to gain the nomination and win the White House. A book signing follows the program.

Rightfully Hers, a new exhibit to mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment, will open this year. Rightfully Hers is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, AT&T, Ford Motor Company Fund, Facebook, Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation, Google, HISTORY®, and Jacqueline B. Mars.



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