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Abigail Fillmore: Education, Arts, Letters and Ideas
Skill: High School/College
Time Required: One to two class periods
One of the things that sets Abigail Fillmore apart from other First Ladies is that she was responsible for establishing the first library in the White House. Libraries, then as now, were important educating institutions, and she saw a real need to stock a respectable number of different kinds of books in the “President’s house.”