Free with Museum Admission
Don’t miss this important day! We’re celebrating Dolley Madison’s 250th birthday with the ‘Presidentress’ herself, portrayed by Living Historian Judith Kalaora of History at Play. Learn what actions she took to improve the function of the White House, discover how she protected important objects when Washington, D.C., was attacked during the War of 1812, and learn how to make your very own fan for your next 18th-century party!
Want to learn about the rest of the Madison team? Meet James Madison on Saturday, May 19, and discover what he was up to on that day 230 years ago in 1788. (Hint: He was trying to get a very important document ratified in New York and other states!)