Third Thursday at Hoover’s – Origins of the Presidential Cabinet

Third Thursday at Hoover's - Origins of the Presidential Cabinet

Jan 21, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meeting Room A


The cabinet isn’t in the Constitution, but every president since George Washington has worked with a cabinet. So where did it come from? Join Dr. Lindsay Chervinsky to learn about the origins of the president’s cabinet, how Washington drew on his leadership practices from the Revolutionary War to shape this institution, and the important and often-overlooked legacy he left for his successors. She will also explore some of the best and worst cabinets in American history, share how the institution has evolved over time, and why the cabinet still matters today.

This event is free and open to the public. Due to COVID restrictions, face masks and social distancing are required for in-person events and programs.

Contact the Reference Desk at 712-323-7553, ext. 2, to reserve a seat in Meeting Room B or pre-register to view via ZOOM from home.