The Davenport Public Library and the Hoover Museum and Presidential Library will present “The Origins of the Presidential Cabinet” at 6 p.m. Thursday, presented by Dr. Lindsay Chervinsky. To register, visit http://bit.ly/dpl-thirdthursdayjanuary.
The cabinet isn’t in the Constitution, but every president since George Washington has worked with a cabinet. Chervinsky will discuss 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. Chervinsky 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.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the library at 563-326-7832.