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The trustees and staff of the National First Ladies’ Library are profoundly saddened by the passing of our President Emerita and founder, Mary A. Regula.  The National First Ladies’ Library was made possible through her dedication and strong leadership.  Mary’s enthusiasm and drive for the preservation of the legacy of all First Ladies was contagious.  

Mary Regula led the National First Ladies’ Library with unparalleled commitment and grace. Mary’s enormous and indelible presence will be missed by friends and family here in Canton, but also by those who met her on her crusade to educate the public and preserve the legacy of the First Ladies of the United States.

Our love, thoughts and prayers go to David, Martha and Richard, and to all the Regula family, as they say their final goodbyes to Mary.

William Blair, National First Ladies’ Library Board Chair's thoughts on Mary Regula::

I learned, with great sadness of the passing of Mary Regula. As the Board Chair of the National First Ladies’ Library, the institution she created and led until a few years ago but remained as Founding President until her death, it is of course, a great loss.  For myself I have lost a friend and mentor whom I have known for most of my life. Mary was proud to be a strong woman who spent her life in an age when women’s accomplishments were undervalued at best, or not recognized at worst. This was the impetus for the creation of the National First Ladies’ Library as the foremost research institution on the lives of the First Ladies, who had lasting impact on this country, much of which was behind the scenes. The subcontext of this was to recognize the great achievements of all women who, similarly have not been recognized for their achievements.

Mary was a great partner to her husband, Ralph,  in every sense of the word.  They lived their lives as a couple deeply in love and dedicated to making the world a better place for us all, in every way they could.  Mary and Ralph represented a rapidly disappearing way of conduct in public and private that was thoroughly decent without hate or rancor.

Mary was a loving mother to her children David, Martha and Richard.  To them and their families we extend our deepest sympathies. We are all much richer for her life and much poorer for her passing.

Craig Kenkel, National Park Service, Superintendent,  Cuyahoga Valley National Park, First Ladies National Historic Site, and James A. Garfield National Historic Site

The National Park Service would like to express condolences and profound gratefulness to the family of Mary A. Regula.  It is because of her visionary work that the First Ladies National Historic Site exists to tell the stories of remarkable women who made important contributions to our nation's history.

 

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First Lady, Barbara Bush  -  1925 - 2018

 

The board and staff of the National First Ladies' Library are deeply sorry to hear of the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush. We will always be grateful for the strong support of our organization by Mrs. Bush and the Bush family.

Dubbed the "silver fox", Mrs. Bush was known for her tough, no-nonsense approach as well as for her charm and quick wit, which made her widely popular. The American public found her outspoken perspective refreshing.

Only the second woman to be wife of one President and mother to another, Mrs. Bush was a down-to-earth strong matriarch and was widely acknowledged as the rock of the Bush family.

Mrs. Bush was a determined advocate of family literacy and of women's rights. The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy will stand as a cornerstone of her legacy.

We extend our sincere sympathies to the Bush family.



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New Exhibit

 

Life in a Gilded Cage is an exhibition that spotlights the official and public duties shared by all First Ladies and how their role has expanded throughout history. Themes include those served by a First Lady on the national stage as hostess of the White House, international ambassador, campaigner, fashion symbol, and Honorary National President of the Girl Scouts.

 


 

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