Tea & Talk – ‘A part I never rehearsed’: The Unscripted Role of the First Lady

August 30, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
$35, $30 for members or with advance reservation, $22 for students 22 and under

Amy Russo, author and reporter at the Providence Journal, will speak about First Ladies of the White House here at the mansion on Tuesday, August 30 at 4 pm. She will discuss material in her book, Women of the White House, the illustrated story of the First Ladies of the United States of America A tea will follow her presentation.

‘A part I never rehearsed’: The unscripted role of the First Lady is a quote taken from Lady Bird Johnson, who said it when describing her reaction to becoming First Lady. Some First Ladies are known for their image and style, others are known for their political ambitions and some aren’t well known at all. One thing they all have in common: they took on a role for which they never applied. Each First Lady, in their own way, helped to define a position for which there is no job description.

Amy Russo joined The Providence Journal as a city reporter in 2021. A New York City transplant, she previously wrote for outlets including The New York Post, HuffPost and NBC News, where she scripted a daily morning news show. Her coverage has spanned politics, national news and the media industry itself. Amy has also reported internationally, investigating Sweden’s treatment of child refugees in 2017 as a fellow for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Amy is a graduate of Hunter College in Manhattan.

Tickets are $30 for members and with advance reservation; $35 day of; $22 for students 22 and under. Reservations are required as seats are limited. Walk-ins accommodated as space allows. For reservations call us at (413) 637-3206. Please note that all tickets are nonrefundable and non-exchangeable. Proof of vaccination and ID are required. The historical mansion is located at 104 Walker Street in Lenox.

The summer series of Tea & Talks is sponsored in part by board member Lucille Landa and William Landa.