Saving Washington, the inaugural exhibition in the Joyce B. Cowin Women’s History Gallery at the New-York Historical Society, opens today, March 8, 2017, coinciding with International Women’s Day. According to the institution’s website, “Saving Washington recasts the traditional Founding Fathers narrative to consider the less-examined contributions of women whose behind-the-scenes efforts helped implement the Constitution ‘on the ground.'” The exhibition interprets First Lady Dolley Madison as “a national, almost mythic figure” and “powerful force during a time when women were excluded from affairs of state.”
Saving Washington runs through July 30, 2017. To purchase tickets to the exhibition, visit the New-York Historical Society’s website.