Family Programs

Living History Days at N-YHS
Living History: Meet President James and First Lady Dolley Madison
Saturday, February 25th, 2017 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages

We’re celebrating Presidents’ Day over School Vacation Week! Join us on the weekends to meet the founders who became our nation’s five first presidents and first ladies.  

On Saturday, February 25, meet the architect of the Constitution, James Madison! You’ll also meet Dolley Madison, who protected important objects in the White House when Washington, D.C., was attacked during the War of 1812. Ask our fourth commander-in-chief, President Madison, about this controversial conflict that came to bear his name, and don’t forget to sit down with the first lady to learn what actions she took to improve the function of the White House before ‘Mr. Madison’s War.’

 About the Living Historians
Actor, writer, director, and producer Kyle Jenks got his start in theatre after reenacting the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War in 2003. He became a first-person interpreter of Mr. Madison after he produced and starred in three productions of Drums Along the Mohawk, an outdoor historical drama near his home in upstate New York.

Judith Kalaora is a professional educator, actress, and historical interpreter. She founded History At Play TM in 2010 to provide educational entertainment, chronicling the lives of influential and oft forgotten women.  Judith researches, writes, produces, and performs the programs.  

Stop by the Museum to meet more early U.S. presidents!

Saturday, February 18— Meet President George and First Lady Martha Washington

Sunday, February 19— Meet President John Adams

Monday, February 20— Meet President Thomas Jefferson

Sunday February 26— Meet President James Monroe




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