We have visited the ‘National First Ladies Library’ a couple of times and enjoyed the exhibits and guided tours, and I know you will too. It’s located just a short 1/2 hour drive from Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast, so why not plan a getaway visiting the historic site and staying overnight in a cozy guest room at our Ohio bed and breakfast.
The National First Ladies’ Library is housed in two buildings. One is the Ida Saxton McKinley Historic Home and the other building, just a block north, is the Education & Research Center where the museum is housed. The house itself is a wonderful example of the victorian era. Many years ago, it was destined to be torn down, but a group of dedicated people from the Canton, Ohio area saved it. It’s the perfect site for the Nations First Ladies to reside.
The name of the current exhibit, America’s Goodwill Ambassadors: First Ladies Travel the World – is showing now through November 5, 2010.
This exhibit concentrates on the important, but non-political role First Ladies play in international diplomatic relationships for the United States. This exhibit features First Ladies Elizabeth Monroe, Harriet Lane, Helen Taft, Lou Hoover, Jackie Kennedy, Pat Nixon, Rosalynn Carter, and Hillary Clinton. On display will be gifts given to First Ladies from various countries around the world on loan from Presidential Libraries and Museums.
Stay Monday – Thursday and receive two free admission tickets for this exhibit. We’ll also help you plan the rest of your afternoon in downtown Canton.
Hope to see you soon,
Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast