Saturday, April 21, 2018

Society Saturday - An evening with the Madisons

At the Associate Council of the Daughters of 1812, we were entertained by James and Dolley Madison.

They were portrayed by Kyle Jenks and Judith Kales who perform first person interpretations of several historic figures.

We learned specifically about the events surrounding the British burning of the White House in August 1814.  James had gone off to be with the US troops, and Dolley stayed behind to safeguard the documents and treasures of their home.  When she was forced to flee, they spent a harrowing several days trying to reconnect with each other.

"Jimmy" and Dolley then told us several anecdotes about how they met and what their family life was like.  

It was a very interesting evening with our fourth President and First Lady.

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