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Living History: Meet the Presidents

Living History Days at N-YHS
Living History: Meet the Presidents
Saturday, February 15 | 12–4 pm

Free with Museum Admission
All ages

Celebrate Presidents' Day weekend! Meet President James Madison and First Lady Dolley Madison as portrayed by historical interpreters Kyle Jenks and Judith Kalaora. Learn about President Madison’s role in writing the Constitution and discover how Dolley Madison protected important objects in the White House when Washington, D.C. was attacked during the War of 1812. Afterwards, visit the new exhibition Meet the Presidents to learn more! Also: Pick up a Presidential History Hunt, available all weekend long.

Creative: Tronvig Group