Frances Cleveland – Mar. 8, 2019

Frances Clara Folsom Cleveland Preston was married to the President of the United States Grover Cleveland and became the youngest First Lady of the United States in 1886. She was given the first name Frank (named for an uncle), but later decided to adopt the feminine variant Frances. A longtime friend of the Folsom’s, Grover Cleveland, met his future wife shortly after she was born. He was 27 at the time an took an avuncular interest in the child, buying her a baby carriage and otherwise doting on her as she grew up. When her father died in a carriage accident on July 23, 1875 the court appointed Cleveland administrator of his estate. Now Frances looks back on her life and perhaps one of the most unusual marriages in Presidential History.

Jessica Michna has been a frequent first-person presenter at the Village since 2012. She has been Mary Todd Lincoln, Dolley Madison, Eleanor Roosevelt, and others.

Heritage Village Museum will be kicking off 2019 with the First Person Program Series running from February 1 through March 29. Come to the Village and learn about notable people of the past from the presenters! Each program begins at 7:00 p.m. and includes dessert.

The cost for each program is $17 for members and $20 for non-members.

Attend three or more programs, and take advantage of special pricing:

Member Cost Non-member Cost
Three programs $49.50 $58.50
Four programs $64.00 $76.00
Five programs $77.50 $92.50
Six programs $90.00 $108.00
Seven programs $101.50 $122.50


Advance registration is required; call 513-563-9484 to register.

  • February 1, 2019  Adam “Stovepipe” Johnson
  • February 8, 2019 Cal Whitson
  • February 15, 2019 Laura Bellini
  • February 22, 2019 George Hatch
  • March 1, 2019 Mary Draper Ingles
  • March 8, 2019 Frances Cleveland
  • March 15, 2019 Mary anna Custis Lee
  • March 29, 2018 Daniel Boone