“Symbols of Patriotism: An Evening With America’s First Ladies”
May 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dr. Laurence Cook will talk about the creation of his new book and highlight the 12 first ladies
in the book and their connection to the DAR. He will display memorabilia connected to the
women as well.
Please note the program will be limited in capacity so be sure to reserve your tickets early.
Admission is $10 general admission
All COVID-19 Safety precautions in place. Masks are required while in the museum
Dr. Cook’s Biography:
Dr. Laurence Cook is a nationally-recognized presidential historian, specializing in the
personal side of the presidency. He is a lifelong collector of presidential memorabilia and
has a museum-quality collection which exceeds 8,000 pieces. He is the author of two
books, the most recent of which is Symbols of Patriotism: First Ladies and Daughters of
the American Revolution released in December 2020. He has lectured at numerous
events and historic places, including several programs for the National Park Service.
Dr. Cook has worked on several projects with President Jimmy Carter and has been a
historical memorabilia consultant for the former President. He has developed a close
friendship with President Carter, as well as making several appearances with him,
including an historic interview.
Recently, he was appointed to Vandamere Press Author’s Council and was notified of his
award of the prestigious Ella Dickey Literacy Award which recognizes a national author
who has contributed to the preservation of history.