Saturday, March 09, 2013

Society Saturday - A visit with Dolley Madison

At our recent State Council meeting of US Daughters of 1812, we were treated to a visit with Dolley Madison.  She was portrayed by history teacher Barbara Kay, who was very knowledgeable about Dolley, her family and her life in and out of the White House.

Here is "Dolley Madison" who is carrying around 2 handkerchiefs - one for show, the other for "business".  She is wearing one of her famous turbans.

Another highlight of the meeting was the gift of an 1812-era sword from the Illinois Society of 1812 (the men's group).  They gave it to the Illinois Daughters for presentation to the 1812 museum in Washington, DC. 

Illinois Society of War of 1812 President Jim DeGroff presents the sword to Illinois USD1812 President Lola DeGroff

 The sword was passed around the room for all to see the engraving on the shaft and the carved ivory handle.

Honorary State President Kathy Haas admires the 1812 sword.

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