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February 13, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Century Memorial Chapel

Naper Settlement, IL 60540
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History Speaks - Dolley Madison

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Charming, flamboyant, and strong-willed, Dolley Madison was tested in the calamity of the War of 1812.

Charming, flamboyant, and strong-willed, Dolley was tested in the calamity of the War of 1812. Born into a Quaker family, Dolley was raised to be obedient and well-behaved. Early in her life, she married a man selected by her father. Dolley would soon be strengthened by adversity. Widowed at an early age she would soon be courted by Congressman James Madison. As First Lady, Dolley would become the Grand Dame of Washington. Her strength of character would be tested to the utmost by the War of 1812.

Learn more about the presenter: Originally from Pennsylvania, Jessica Michna developed a love of history at an early age. She and her family visited the many historic sites throughout America. Her school years would find her appearing in various productions, in addition to costume design and construction. Upon graduation, several scholarships were offered to further her studies in theater arts. She would opt to earn a degree in psychology from the UW system working several years as a researcher and lecturer.

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