Floor Closure

The second floor of the Museum will be closed Saturday, December 16.

Center for Women's History

Women’s history is American history. Bring it into your classroom with our new curriculum!

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Asher Brown Durand, James Madison, 1835. Oil on canvas. New-York Historical Society, Gift of The New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts, 1858.10.

James Madison

The primary framer of the U.S. Constitution, Madison wrote many of the Federalist Papers, and drafted the Bill of Rights, a paradox for a Virginia slave owner. He broke with Federalists, served as Thomas Jefferson’s secretary of state (1801–08) and was president (1809–17) during the War of 1812.

Creative: Tronvig Group