Planning to go to Books by the Banks? Why not start your day with a discussion of Aesop’s Fables and their prominence in the life of William Howard Taft? Taft was the 27th president of the United States (1909–1913) and the tenth chief justice of the United States (1921–1930), the only person to have held both offices. Taft was elected president in 1908, the chosen successor of Theodore Roosevelt, but was defeated for re-election by Woodrow Wilson in 1912 after Roosevelt split the Republican vote by running as a third-party candidate. In 1921, President Warren G. Harding appointed Taft to be chief justice, a position in which he served until a month before his death.
This workshop will begin at the Taft Boyhood Home on Auburn Avenue near Christ Hospital. The fireplace in the house was the site of many discussions between young Taft and his grandparents. Come see the fireplace and see how fables were discussed.
After the workshop, make a day of it and go to the Books by the Banks event at the Duke Energy Convention Center. A continental breakfast will be served.