On Sunday, May 5, the History Center will continue the George R. Mather Sunday Lecture Series. “Lesser-Known First Ladies – 1897 to 1923: A New Century Arrives – The Progressives, Ragtime and All That Jazz” will be presented by Cynthia Thies. Created, written and produced by Cynthia Thies, the third episode invites the audience to travel back in time when the nation ushered in a new century and kicked up its heels! Filmed at The Swinney Homestead and the Embassy Theatre, the movie features three forward-thinking first ladies. The Gilded Age wrestles with: Industry, trade, tariffs, immigration, patriotism, urban blight, poverty and inequality. As one viewer stated, “It’s amazing how history repeats itself. The themes and issues of the times are so similar today.” So, sit back and relax as Ida, Helen and Florence take center stage. You’re sure to learn something new in this final episode!
The lecture will be held at 2:00PM at the History Center and is free to the public. All George R. Mather lectures are made possible through the generous support of the Floyd and Betty Lou Lancia Family Foundation, with support from Indiana Humanities.