#FedFeed – First Ladies and inaugurations

Welcome to the #FedFeed, a collection of federal ephemera gathered from social media and presented for your enjoyment.

Presidents get all the attention at inaugurations, but First Ladies both present and future can play important roles in the ceremonies and behind the scenes.

The White House Historical Association shared this story about Julia Dent Grant, who elected not to go to the inauguration of her husband’s successor, electing instead to ease the transition for for the incoming family.

And this story of the inauguration that almost wasn’t, thanks to these two first ladies: