Dolley Madison Historical Figure

Image

Dolley Madison Historical Figure
Dolley Madison Historical Figure bust
Dolley Madison Historical Figure hat closeup view

Title

Dolley Madison Historical Figure

Identifier

1977-103.164

Source

Accession No.: 1977-103.164

Description

Raised as a Quaker, Dolly Paine left the sect to marry John Todd, was widowed, and then married James Madison in 1794. She was a gracious hostess at the White House for her husband and also President Jefferson.

Legend credits Dolley Madison with saving the national treasures when British soldiers burned the Present’s House in the War of 1812. The Madisons later resided in their Montpelier home. The small case she holds is a snuff box.

This sculpture is part of American Revolution! George Stuart Historical Figures ® on display at the Museum of Ventura County 2021-2022. More on the figures at the George S. Stuart Historical Figures, US Patriots and Founders webpage.

Creator

Stuart, George S.

Date

1960s-1970s

Format

Figure

Subject

Madison, Dolley, 1768-1849
Presidents' spouses--United States

Coverage

California
Ventura County (Calif.)
Ojai (Calif.)

Publisher

Museum of Ventura County

Rights

Historical Figures® by George S. Stuart
Images © copyright Peter d'Aprix & Dee Finning

Type

Physical Object (Figure)

Language

English

Collection

Citation

Stuart, George S., “Dolley Madison Historical Figure,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed January 26, 2022, https://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/4631.