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Thursday, January 23, 2014

'Dolley Madison' to visit Shelton Historical Society


SHELTON - Local historian Carolyn Ivanoff, Housemaster at Shelton Intermediate School, will 

present An Afternoon with First Lady Dolley Madison at 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at the annual meeting of the 

Shelton Historical Society.  

The meeting will be held at the Huntington  Congregational Church  Fellowship Hall, 19 Church St.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Ivanoff’s presentation will speak about the founding of our nation, the fourth  president James 

Madison’s role as the Father of the American Constitution, and the difficult events of the early 

Republic.

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.


There will be a brief business meeting prior to the presentation.  Refreshments will be served. 

In case of inclement weather, an announcement will be made on WICC-AM 

Facebook.com/Shelton History Center.


The Shelton Historical Society owns Shelton History Center, a museum complex

of six historic buildings located just north of the Huntington Green, and strives to provide

programs of historical interest to the community.   

For information or directions, call 203-925-1803 or visit www.sheltonhistoricalsociety.org.

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