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Dolley Madison and the Politics of Gracious Hospitality by Kat Imhoff

Kat Imhoff

On March 8, Kat Imhoff delivered at Banner Lecture entitled “Dolley Madison and the Politics of Gracious Hospitality” at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture

As America’s first First Lady, Dolley Madison was instrumental in creating a new Republican template for style, etiquette, and social interaction that defined Washington, D.C.’s social-political culture in the early nineteenth century. Kat Imhoff, President and CEO of the Montpelier Foundation, takes viewers on a journey that examines Dolley’s life and the ways she used hospitality to achieve the most important political ends.

This lecture was cosponsored with James Madison's Montpelier.