Dolley Madison at Indian King

She was a role model and arguably the “first” first lady, and many Americans still associate her with ice cream. Dolley Madison was wife to fourth U.S. President James Madison and did more than introduce ice cream to the United States.

To share the rich history that Dolley Madison contributed to America, the Indian King Tavern Museum in Haddonfield, New Jersey, will host acclaimed re-enactor, Elizabeth Michaels. As Madison, she will recount colonial life as a first lady from her point-of-view.

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The open house is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m., and she will speak at 2 p.m.

Adults and children of all ages are invited and a great history lesson is promised to all who attend.

Elizabeth Michaels is a member of the American Historical Theatre based in Philadelphia, PA. Ms. Michaels is a self-taught actress who has performed at the White House Visitors Center, the National Portrait Gallery, and Morven Museum & Garden. In addition to being an actress, she also volunteers in Plays for a Living, a program dedicated to creating awareness of life-threatening diseases of children and adolescents.

The Indian King Tavern Museum is located at 233 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033. For more information call the museum 856–429–6792 or visit their website

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