On Thursday, April 20, at 1 p.m., the Lounsbury House Women’s Committee will be hosting nationally recognized master floral designer and former White House florist Ruth Loiseau. Ruth has created magnificent floral designs for special events at the White House since the Reagan administration. These include the visit of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, the NATO summit, and state dinners as well as the visits of Queen Elizabeth II. She was presented with the Certificate of Appreciation by Hillary Rodham Clinton in 1998 and continues to assist with special events for the current administration. She will share with us her stories and provide attendees with a glimpse of what it was like to work inside the White House and with the first ladies.

The afternoon will include a lecture, slide show and hands-on demonstration. Tickets are $45 per person and may be purchased online at lounsburyhouse.org or by calling 203-438-6962. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited.