Quaker Girl Takes Washington’s Center Stage ~ The rise of Dolley Madison!

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 7:00pm
Free Event

Janet Parnes’ portrayal will take the audience from Dolley Madison’s Quaker girlhood, through her first marriage, her tragic experience of the Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic, her marriage to James Madison, and her heroism during the British invasion of Washington.

Come for the “scoop” about this famous lady. There is more to her life than the fact that she saved the Gilbert Stuart painting of George Washington (which was a copy). And they’re right!

Discover how Dolley:

  • Navigated through the unlikely twists and turns that led this Quaker girl to James Madison and, later, the White House
  • Used her graciousness and political astuteness to successfully “campaign” for James during his first Presidential run and unite a fractured Congress to move the country forward
  • Dealt with President Jefferson’s appalling code of etiquette and instituted changes as First Lady
  • Earned the reputation of patriot and heroine after the burning of Washington City during the War of 1812
  • Brought women out of their homes and into the politics of the day 
  • And more…
8 Adams Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-1144
8 Adams Street
Quincy, MA 01269
Phone: 617-773-1144