On Thursday, July 19, 2018, hundreds of people packed into the Missouri History Museum to hear Cokie Roberts' presentation "Extending America's Promise: Pioneering Women." Roberts' presentation was the culmination of the History Museum's Crossing Frontiers lecture series, which celebrated women who have crossed both physical and metaphorical frontiers, and broadened horizons for women. This event also marked the beginning of the 2018 Frontiers Conference sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart. Many RSCJ, Sacred Heart alums and friends, and members of the public attended. A private reception with Roberts was held post-presentation for RSCJ and Sacred Heart affiliates.