April 23
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Pavilion VII Solarium

From ice cream to snack cakes, Dolley Madison is credited for her hospitality, personal charm, and “invention” of the role of the First Lady. At Montpelier and in Washington, Dolley Madison used fashion, domestic interiors, and food in the service of her and her husband’s political goals. In this talk, Elizabeth Chew, Vice President for Museum Programs at Montpelier, will consider how Dolley Madison’s material knowledge contributed to one of the most famous partnerships in American History.

Doors open at 6:00pm for refreshments, lecture to begin promptly at 6:30pm.

Attendance is complimentary. Please RSVP through: member.colonnadeclubuva.com