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First Lady of the Revolution

February 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“He said Life with me will be very difficult, but it will never be boring.”

While visiting an aunt and uncle in the exotic countryside of Costa Rica, a young Southern belle from Alabama accepted a ride on the back of a motorcycle belonging to a local charismatic farmer – a ride that would propel her down narrow mountain roads and into history.

First Lady of the Revolution is the remarkable story of Henrietta Boggs, who fell in love with a foreign land and the man destined to transform its identity. Her marriage José ‘Don Pepe’ Figueres in 1941 led to a decade-long journey through activism, exile, political upheaval and, ultimately, lasting progressive reforms.

First Lady of the Revolution is not only a depiction of the momentous struggle to shape Costa Rica’s democratic identity; it’s also a portrayal of how a courageous woman escaped the confines of a traditional, sheltered existence to expand her horizons into a new world, and life a life she never imagine.

Tickets are Adults $10 and Students $5
To purchase tickets, call 606-677-6000. Tickets not available online.

The Center for Rural Development

2292 S Highway 27 Ste 300, Somerset, Kentucky 42501