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First Ladies

National Historic Site - Ohio

First Ladies National Historic Site is located in Canton, Ohio. During her residency in Washington, D.C. Mary Regula, wife of Ohio congressman Ralph Regula, spoke regularly about the nation's first ladies. Recognizing the paucity of research materials available she created a board to raise funds and for a historian to assemble a comprehensive bibliography on American first ladies. From these inspirations came a National First Ladies’ Library, established in 1996, and the First Ladies National Historic Site.

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https://www.nps.gov/fila/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Ladies_National_Historic_Site First Ladies National Historic Site is located in Canton, Ohio. During her residency in Washington, D.C. Mary Regula, wife of Ohio congressman Ralph Regula, spoke regularly about the nation's first ladies. Recognizing the paucity of research materials available she created a board to raise funds and for a historian to assemble a comprehensive bibliography on American first ladies. From these inspirations came a National First Ladies’ Library, established in 1996, and the First Ladies National Historic Site. First Ladies National Historic Site consists of two properties in downtown Canton, Ohio - the home of First Lady Ida Saxton-McKinley and a small visitor center with an exhibit and film. Come learn about how the position of First Lady has evolved over time to include a public role. The First Ladies National Historic Site is located in downtown Canton, Ohio. Free parking is available behind the Saxton House or at our gated lot on the corner of Market Avenue South and 3rd Street SW. Please begin your visit at the education center at 205 Market Avenue South. Education Center Begin your visit at the education center, located in the historic City National Bank. At the education center visitors can explore our small museum of rotating exhibits, watch the film, earn a Junior Ranger badge, and get their official passport cancellation. Face coverings are required to visit the education center. Parking: Limited free parking is available behind the Saxton House or at our gated lot on the corner of Market Avenue South and 3rd Street SW (entrance from Market Avenue South). From the parking lot, walk one city block north to the Education Center. From the South: Follow I-77 North to the Downtown/Tuscarawas Exit. Turn right onto Tuscarawas and travel to Market Street South. Turn right onto Market Street South. Travel through two lights and immediately after the 2nd light is our gated parking o First Ladies National Historic Site a front view of the Ida Saxton McKinley House This was the longtime residence of William and Ida McKinley. Saxton McKinley House Piano A piano in the Saxton McKinley Home Ida Saxton's original piano is just one of many items belonging to President McKinley and First Lady Ida McKinley. Saxton McKinley Home Close up view of home entrance. The Saxton McKinley Home is significant as the only residence with direct historical ties to President William McKinley remaining in his hometown of Canton. The education center features rotating exhibits. Historic gowns in the education center. Learn about the role of the first lady at our education center. Front Door of the Education Center The front of the education center. The education center is is the historic City National Bank building. National Park Getaway: First Ladies National Historic Site What exactly does it mean to be a first lady? While there may not be any official responsibilities, there are plenty of expectations. Visit us at First Ladies National Historic Site and explore this question and more. Ranger sitting on the floor talking to kids Mrs. Mount Rushmore, Part II Part 2 of Mrs. Mount Rushmore. a painting of Lucretia Garfield Celebrating the 19th Amendment On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment became an official part of the US Constitution. The amendment made it possible for women to vote because it prohibited states and the federal government from denying access to the ballot box based on sex. While the amendment did not guarantee the vote for women, is was an important milestone in women’s equality. Explore the stories of a few important women connected to three National Park sites in northeast Ohio. Women in early 1900s attire smile holding a banner which reads, “The Vanishing First Lady”-or Am I? Debbie Weinkamer portrays First Lady Lucretia Garfield and writes about her life with James and their family. a close up picture of First Lady Lucretia Garfield Mrs. Mount Rushmore? If there was a version of Mount Rushmore called Mrs. Rushmore what First Ladies would be on it? Ranger Joan of our staff asked this question. Read the possibilities here. painting of Lucretia Garfield Lucretia R. Garfield: A Remarkable Life Part 2 Continuation of Lucretia Rudolph Garfield: A Remarkable Life. First Lady Lucretia R. Garfield is a lesser known First Lady because her husband only served 200 days as president. Here at James A. Garfield National Historic Site her story continues about 37 years longer as she changed the family into what visitors see when visiting. Learn more about her as she served the country, created the First Presidential Memorial Library, and much more. Lucretia Garfield in 1911 Top 10 Tips for Visiting First Ladies National Historic Site Plan like a park ranger and use these insider tips to have a great visit to First Ladies National Historic Site. We’re expecting an especially busy summer season and want everyone to have a great experience. A little advance trip planning can ensure that your only surprises are happy ones. Check out our top 10 list to get the most out of your visit. Front of the Saxton House with red, white, and blue bunting

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