Center for Women's History
Women’s history is American history. Bring it into your classroom with our new curriculum!
Major support for Women and the American Story provided by
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Curriculum website and learning experience made possible through a grant from
This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.
Lead support for New-York Historical's teacher programs provided by
Joseph Wood, Dolley (Payne) Todd Madison, 1817. Oil on canvas. Virginia Historical Society, 1967.14.
Celebrated during her life for her wartime bravery and personal appeal, today the wife of the nation’s fourth president is recognized for her astute understanding of politics, and for her role in shaping a political culture in the capital city.