Shelton educator to hold ‘An Afternoon’ with Dolley Madison

On Sunday, Feb. 2, local historian Carolyn Ivanoff, a housemaster at Shelton Intermediate School, will present a program, An Afternoon with First Lady Dolley Madison at the annual meeting of the Shelton Historical Society.

Ivanoff’s presentation will speak about the founding of the United States, the fourth president James Madison’s role as the Father of the American Constitution, and the difficult events of the early Republic. Mrs. Madison acted as hostess during her husband’s presidency, helping to increase his popularity, and is credited with rescuing George Washington’s portrait from the newly-completed White House while the British burned the city of Washington during the War of 1812.

The meeting is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Huntington Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 19 Church St. in Shelton at 2 p.m. There will be a brief business meeting prior to the presentation. Refreshments will be served.

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