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The Retro Housewife's Guide to Being a First Lady - FREE Virtual Program

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST


What does it take to be successful at a job you never signed up for?  What can modern hostesses learn from Bess Truman and other first ladies?  We are taking out Retro Housewife's Guide to the White House! Miss Yvonne will welcome Tammy Williams, long-time archivist at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, to delve into the history of being the First Lady of the United States.

The Retro Housewife’s Guide is a virtual program series that takes you inside the Johnson County Museum’s 1950’s All-Electric House like you’ve never seen it before.  During these live tutorials, you will learn the ins and outs of 1950s fashion, décor, etiquette, and more.

About the presenter
Tammy K. Williams is an archivist and the social media manager at the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Missouri.  Tammy has been employed at the Library since 2001 and has a strong connection to Independence.  She has lived in Independence nearly her entire life, attended Truman High School, and visited both the Truman Home and the Truman Library numerous times as a child with various out-of-town relatives.  She states that the best part about her job is making more of Mr. and Mrs. Truman’s materials available to the public in a variety of ways – whether on social media, public programs, or in the National Archives Catalog.

This program is offered free of charge! Pre-registration is required, meeting link will be sent with your registration receipt.


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