Today is Dolly Madison‘s 241st birthday.
Dolly Payne Todd Madison was born on this day in 1768 (minus two surnames).
To read our post about Scotchtown, a Virginia National Historic Landmark, that formerly was touted as Mrs. Madison‘s childhood home (and now still proudly claims Patrick Henry as a former owner) click here.
For an excellent short history of Scotchtown by curator Catherine Dean, click here.
In celebration of her birthday, go here for an ode to Dolly’s legacy (often found today in the bakery aisle).
Photo by tvol