Last night Ellen and Edith Wilson were once again the center of attention at the home of their husband, Woodrow Wilson. A party was held at the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, DC to celebrate the publication of “Ellen and Edith: Woodrow Wilson’s First Ladies.”
Edith and Woodrow Wilson moved into the Georgian revival style mansion in the spring of 1921, after Wilson’s second term as president came to an end. He had suffered a stroke in October 1919. Edith, knowing her husband would not have wanted to retire, helped him carry on for the next 17 months.