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Annual Meeting April 10 1:45 pm Monona Library
Dolley Madison to Appear at the Monona Library

The City of Madison was named for the 4th president of the U.S., James Madison. April is the City of Madison's "birthday month". On April 7, 1856, Madison's charter as a city went into effect. To celebrate the 160th anniversary, Dolley Madison (aka Jessica Michna), President James Madison's widow, will be at the Monona Public Library on Sunday April 10th at 2 pm as the last program in the 2015-2016 Monona History Club series.

If you have seen Jessica Michna perform one of her other historical women impersonations (Eleanore Roosevelt, Mary Todd Lincoln, Abigail Adams) you know how talented she is.

Join us for a short HBGHS annual meeting at 1:45 and then stay for an hour-long history lesson from the point of view of Dolley Madison, who created the role of “First Lady” during her husband’s term in office , 1809-1817.

Portrait of real Dolley

(Rembrandt Peale portrait c. 1817)

Jessica Michna as Dolley
Volume 44, No. 1          April, 2016
8th Annual Garage Sale May 13 & 14

We are looking forward to participating in the annual Monona City-Wide Garage Sale on Friday and Saturday May 13th and 14th. We have already collected many interesting items for this year's sale. But we can always use more items and more shoppers.

You can drop off your items on the back porch of the Dean House beginning Monday May 9th. If you need help getting your items to the Dean House or have questions call Judith Bodden at 608 222-6831.

We will need volunteers at the Dean House on Thursday May 12th to price and arrange items. We also need sales people on Friday and Saturday. If you can help, please drop in and offer your services.

It has been a very successful fund-raising event for us and we hope to continue the tradition with your help.

Back Porch Concerts and Ice Cream Social Thursdays, 7-8 PM

July 7 Madison Accordion Band

July 14 Middleton Jazz Band

July 21 Captol Chordsmen

July 28 KG and the Ranger

Aug 4 Ice Cream Social 5:30-7 PM, with music

Aug 4 Old Time Fiddlers

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