9:17 AM, November 16, 2006
Sesquicentennial Lecture 

See this link for a complete schedule of the Sesquicentennial Lecture Series.

The President's Home and Auburn's First Ladies

Speaker: 

Auburn University First Lady Nell Richardson earned a bachelor’s degree from A.U. in 1983 and taught English and French at Tuskegee Institute High School, Opelika High School and Jeff Davis High School in Montgomery. She also taught English at Southern Union and Alexander City Community College. While working on a master’s degree, she taught in AU’s Department of English. She earned an M.S. degree in English Education in 1988. She retired from Montgomery Public Schools in 2004 to join her husband in Auburn when he was named the university's president.

Mrs. Richardson’s lecture will be drawn from research on the nine families who have lived in the president’s home since it was built by Luther Duncan in 1939.

She will also address details of the house, including its setting, garden, and furnishings. A special feature of the program will be the unveiling of one or more portraits of former A.U. first ladies.

Date and Time:  December 7at 2 p.m.

Location:  The Special Collections and Archives Department located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

Sponsored by:  The Auburn University Libraries, The Center for Arts and Humanities; Auburn University Outreach, and Auburn University Sesquicentennial Committee.

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