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The Story of Virginia

Dolley Madison and the Politics of Gracious Hospitality by Kat Imhoff

Presenter: 
Kat Imhoff
Duration: 
(00:51:12)

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.