Uncommon Grace: The Life of First Lady Frances Folsom Cleveland

February 20, 2019 – 1:00 pm

First Lady Frances ClevelandWhat were you doing when you were 21 years old? When Frances Folsom was 21, she became the country’s youngest ever First Lady when she married 49-year-old bachelor, President Grover Cleveland. In little time, her influence was widely felt, and continued long after she left the White House. Hers is a story of romance and intellect, humor and grace, tragedy and triumph. The talk will include highlights of Frances Folsom’s rich life before, during, and after the White House, told by her very own granddaughter, Margaret Cleveland.

Margaret will be a guest presenter at the library’s Genealogy Group meeting at the Main Library on Wednesday, February 20, at 1:00 p.m.The group always meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1-3 p.m., and features research help, guest presenters, and a network of people to connect with for tips and advice.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Circulation Desk at 767-7660 x 2. Thank you to the Friends of South Portland Public Library for sponsoring this program!