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This video was made possible thanks to a generous grant from Gerald Kolpan and the PHILO Project (www.philoproject.org)

John Zak as James Madison

AHT Debut Performance:

Introducing James Madison: Father of the Constitution of the United States

Explore the process by which the enduring government of “We the People…” began.
A conversation with James Madison is an opportunity like no other to understand how our Nation’s founding principles took shape.

When: Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Where: East Jersey Olde Towne Village / Indian Queen Tavern
1050 River Road, Piscataway, NJ

(732) 745-3030

Upcoming Events

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: Preservation and Grace, an American Legacy

Thu, Feb 22 8:00 am-9:00 am
Molly Pitcher in Roanoke

Thu, Mar 1 10:30 am-11:30 am
Annie Oakley in Manahawkin
Ocean County Library, Stafford Branch  129 N Main St, Manahawkin, NJ 
Annie Oakley: Aim.for a High Mark! Sponsored by the NJ Council for the Humanities. Free and open to the public.

Additional Events

Jill Lawrence as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

She was a Kennedy. She was an Onassis. She did not define herself by her husbands.

Her enduring legacy would be the force of nature that was Jacqueline!

As a young mother she was catapulted onto the World Stage when her husband John F. Kennedy became the 35 th  President of the United States. She quickly observed that America’s rich, cultural and architectural past was being destroyed in the name of progress. Realizing that the future generations would need the insights of the past for guidance, Jacqueline embarked upon a series of preservation efforts: First the White House, and then Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C, and eventually Grand Central Station in NYC. Such preservation efforts galvanized the rest of the country to protect its
historic monuments. Aided by her public profile, her work helped bring about the Historic Preservation Act of 1966: the most far-reaching preservation legislation ever enacted in the United States.

Meet Jacqueline! A great American Legacy who wore many hats, not just her
pillbox.