A “Virtual” Salon for Mrs. Taft
Helen Taft: First Ladies' Lives
Skill: High School/College
Time Required: One or two class periods
Before her marriage to Will Taft, Nellie Herron held a salon in her parents’ parlor to which she invited the best and brightest minds from her social circle in Cincinnati. Although she did not continue this practice after her marriage, she knew all the people who would have been included in anyone’s salon in Washington, D.C. Our nation’s capital has often attracted the brightest minds as well as the most famous individuals at every point in our history.