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A Center for Women’s History Opens in New York, with a Spotlight on Dolley Madison

Publisher: 
Hyperallergic
Date: 
March 27, 2017
Visitors to the new Center for Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society may be thrown off by the gilded-framed portraits of the Founding Fathers and cases of guns and wigs that begin its first show, but these representations of our common conception of the Revolutionary-era United States are installed only to be challenged. The center opened on March 8 — International Women’s Day — with an exhibition on Dolley Madison called Saving Washington. Dolley, the first lady during James Madison’s 1809–17 presidency, was one of many women who made the most of what little political power they had in the young country. Read more…
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