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
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.