Our Mission
The mission of FLARE is to create and sustain a network to promote and publicize research and education relevant to the contributions, lives, impacts, and lasting legacies of U.S. First Ladies.
Our Vision
FLARE will be the primary association to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and outreach among scholars, institutions, First Ladies’ staff, biographers, archivists, journalists, and public historians interested in research and education about the lasting legacy of U.S. First Ladies.
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Stacy A. Cordery

July/August Featured Member

As professor of History at Iowa State University, Stacy A. Cordery an award-winning teacher, respected author, and popular talking head. Before moving to Ames in 2016 she served as professor and chair of the History Department at Monmouth College, where she won the institution’s only teaching award a record four times. Last academic year, she was the Dennis and Vaune Johnson Endowed Chair in Theodore Roosevelt Studies and the director of the TR Honors Leadership Program at Dickinson State University in Dickinson, North Dakota.

Stacy A. Cordery
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First Ladies and War ... Tuesday, August 16 7:00pm Eastern Time

First Ladies and War ... Tuesday, August 16 7:00pm Eastern Time

This panel will explore the role of first ladies in wartime. As our title suggests, their strength, courage, and support has been essential in sustaining the nation during these times of crisis, in their work and outreach to soldiers, veterans, and the American people as a whole.

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Upcoming Events view all events

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Tue
16
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August 16, 2022
7:00-8:00PM

First Ladies and War.

https://youtu.be/4yz7-tySLgk

Mon
22
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August 22, 2022
7:00-8:00PM

Gould Award Announcement

Virtual Presentation - Watch for additional details!

Wed
24
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August 24, 2022
7:00-8:00PM

Members only social hour

Virtual Presentation - Watch for additional details!

First Ladies Birthdays view all events

Sat
6
2022
August 6, 2022

Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

August 6, 1861

Mon
15
2022
August 15, 2022

Florence Kling Harding

August 15, 1860

Thu
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August 18, 2022

Rosalynn Smith Carter

August 18, 1927

Sun
28
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August 28, 2022

Lucy Webb Hayes

August 28, 1831

FLARE Focus more information

Coming Soon. . .

FLARE is pleased to announce that a new monthly column is coming to this space on the website.  Entitled FLARE Focus, the column is designed to give FLARE members an opportunity to publish peer-reviewed, short essays that reflect the mission of our organization.  The editorial team consists of Editor Elizabeth Natalle (Emeritus, UNC Greensboro) and Editorial Reviewers Nichola Gutgold (Penn State Univ.) and Elizabeth Thacker Estrada (San Francisco Public Library).  We are now open to receive submissions.

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Kristin Ahlberg

Mary R. Anderson

Thomas J. Balcerski

Maurine Beasley

Allida Black

Pamela G. Bourland-Davis

Mary C. Brennan

Paulette Brinka

Mary Balfour Calvert

Stacy Cordery

Erika N. Cornelius Smith

Susan Donius

Sharon Fawcett

Lewis L. Gould

Nichola Gutgold

Laura Gutin

Linda B. Hobgood

Edwina and Tom Johnson (Atlanta)

Kay Sebring-Roberts Kuhlmann

Christopher J. Leahy

Heath Hardage Lee

Anne F. Mattina

Lisa Hill McCubbin

Nick Natalle

Valerie Palmer-Mehta

Barbara Perry

G. Joseph Pierron

Lindsay B. Reynolds

Rebecca Boggs Roberts

Mary Stockwell

Larry and Louann Temple

Elizabeth Lorelei Thacker-Estrada

Courtney C. Travers

Tammy R. Vigil

Sharon Williams Leahy

Jeanne Ryan Wolfson

 

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