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Center for Women's History

Women’s history is American history. Bring it into your classroom with our new curriculum!

Major support for the Center for Women's History curriculum was provided by 



Lead support for Saving Washington was provided by Joyce B. Cowin and the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. Additional support provided by Susan Klein.



Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.



Joseph Wood, Dolley (Payne) Todd Madison, 1817. Oil on canvas. Virginia Historical Society, 1967.14.

Dolley Madison

Celebrated during her life for her wartime bravery and personal appeal, today the wife of the nation’s fourth president is recognized for her astute understanding of politics, and for her role in shaping a political culture in the capital city.

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