Public Program, Exhibition 'I Have Had My Share of Mishaps in Politics': Henry Cabot Lodge & the Presidential Election of 1912 14 September 2012.Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM Gallery Talk Peter Drummey, MHS

The bitter split between the conservative and progressive wings of the Republican Party in 1912 threatened the 30-year friendship of Henry Cabot Lodge and Theodore Roosevelt. Stephen T. Riley Librarian Peter Drummey will explain how the two struggled to remain friends during a divisive political campaigns, and how their close bond was saved, at least in part, by a failed assassination attempt just before the election.