The Education of Abigail Powers Fillmore
Abigail Fillmore: Education, Arts, Letters and Ideas
Skill: Elementary School
Time Required: One to two class periods
Abigail Powers is known most famously for creating a library in the White House. Like Laura Bush, she was a teacher, and she developed a love of books very early in her life. Unlike Abigail Adams, Abigail Powers did attend a school—New Hope Academy, in New York State. But she began teaching at 16!
White House Biography of Abigail Fillmore
Abigail Fillmore on Wikipedia
First Ladies Library Biography of Abigail Fillmore
This lesson was developed by Averil McClelland, Kent State University.