Living History: Happy 250th Birthday, Dolley Madison!

Sunday, May 20
11:00 am–4:00 pm

New-York Historical Society (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link

Celebrate Dolley Madison’s 250th birthday with the ‘Presidentress’ herself, portrayed by Living Historian Judith Kalaora. Learn what actions she took to improve the function of the White House, discover how she protected important objects when Washington, D.C., was attacked during the War of 1812, and learn how to make a fan for your next 18th-century party. Also check out the awesome, interactive Children’s Museum in the basement.


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Eats & Treats: Feast on antipasti, artisanal pastas and paninis at Caffe Storico, the museum's classy but kid-friendly eatery or grab pastries and sandwichs at counter service Parliament Espresso and Coffee. Head down 77th Street for burgers and frozen custard at Shake Shack.


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