Join Us for a Free Seminar
Sunday, March 8th, 12:00 – 2:30pm
Location: 627 Route 1, York, Maine (in the Eldredge Building)
Sponsored by the International Women’s Club of New England
Our speaker, Margaret Cleveland, is the youngest grandchild of First Lady Frances Folsom Cleveland and President Grover Cleveland. Her father, Richard, was their oldest son, born in 1897, the year Cleveland left office. It was said the President left the White House to get “a little son and heir”.
Margaret was raised in Baltimore and attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, and pursued graduate level studies at Harvard and the University of Southern Maine. She has enjoyed an eclectic career including work in network news, educational publishing, theater administration, healthcare, adult and higher education. Today she works as an organizational behavior consultant. She is also a certified ADHD coach, helping adults unlock barriers to improved executive function.
Outside her working life, Margaret serves as the chair of the board of The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth, NH. She is also working her own writing project – a family memoir.
Margaret will speak about her Grandmother, Frances Folsom, who at age 21 became the country’s youngest ever First Lady when she married 49 year-old bachelor President Grover Cleveland. She will tell you about how in little time Frances’ influence was widely felt and continued long after she left the White House. It’s a story of romance and intellect, humor and grace, tragedy and triumph.
Margaret’s talk will include highlights of Frances Folsom’s rich life before, during and after the White House.
Don’t miss this intimate and loving story of a Great First Lady!
Space is limited, so please make reservations
Light refreshments will be served.
What Are Our Attendees Saying?
Deborah Agrella, July 2011
I will be attending your Gilding Seminar and am truly looking forward to it. I attended your flower arranging class and loved it!! This will also give me an opportunity to shop at Eldredge which I always enjoy.
I hope you continue your fine work of bringing talented artists to present their skills, knowledge and advice. It brings our community together, provides an opportunity to learn something new and share an enjoyable time with friendly people.
Also the raffle you hold to help the Coastal Clovers 4-H Club provides attendees with an opportunity to support a very worthwhile organization. The prizes you offer the lucky winners are things they can take home and really enjoy.
Susan Oliver Whitney, November 2014
Thank you for a fabulous and informative lecture. I learned a lot. Dennis was very personable and very prepared. What a pleasure. The sautéed mushroom dish was delicious as well and a treat.
I sautéed the mushrooms which I purchased last night with an organic piece of steak. They were phenomenal. I can’t wait to visit the farm sometime this winter. I will become a customer for sure.
Matt Perla, April 2016
My friends and I enjoyed the seminar on Thursday very much. Brigitte was an exceptional speaker and I absolutely love the e-cloth. I bought the 8 pack and have been using it all over my house with amazing results. I think it’s wonderful that you and Atlantic Design Center run these seminars!
We would love for you, Ms Claesson, to share this email with the “Powers -to-be” at Eldredge. Without you, this wouldn’t be the tremendous success it is.
We have met new friends through this seminar, learned more about the community, met staff at Eldredge we didn’t know and even found the right tiles for our bathroom renovation while we were there.
Although we are unable to attend this up and coming seminar, we look forward to the next, and the next, and so on. Thank you again for all you do. It surely does not go unnoticed. See you soon.