White House Ladies' Secrets

Date and Time: 
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Dot Adam


First Ladies' Secret Lives

White House Intrigue exposed by Dot Adam, History Teacher and Historical Speaker. 



During the War of 1812 when the British invaded Washington, Dolley Madison rushed into a burning building and saved the now-famous portrait of George Washington. Did you know she also saved the Declaration of Independence and a beautiful pair of red curtains?

This PowerPoint program will give you little known facts about many of our First Ladies- some politically incorrect and some really wacko! You will discover who chewed tobacco and dipped snuff, what two presidents' wives carried guns, who conducted séances, and other outrageous behaviors.

Dorothy Adams is a retired history teacher from Louisiana. When her husband was transferred to the Denver office of Exxon in 1980, she attended the University of Colorado to further her education and realize her dream of getting a degree in Art History. She later opened a studio in downtown Littleton, teaching etching. She now paints in oils and is working on a landscape series of the national parks. She is also a popular public speaker - sometimes in costume or with accompanying puppets - and is currently writing the Adam family's history.

This program will give you little known facts about many of our First Ladies. 


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