Stronger Than Sorrow: The Life of Dolley Madison
March 13, 2019The RSV teamed up with the Norfolk Historical Society once more to promote interest in the early 19th century with a presentation on Dolley Madison. Mrs. Madison was very capably portrayed by professional interpreter, Anna Deitel. The full house audience was treated to the story of Mrs. Madison in "her own words," covering the span of her life from her childhood to the end of her husband's presidency. We were delighted, too, that those members who attended in period attire had the honor of escorting "Mrs. Madison" out of the auditorium at the conclusion of her presentation (at which time she was gracious enough to pause for photos with us). Thank you to the ladies and gentlemen of the RSV were turned out in their early 19th century garb in the middle of the week in order to add to the atmosphere of Ms. Deitel's performance. To see some pictures from the evening, check out our album on Facebook.