Be part of a national conversaton.


Modeled after Dolley Madison’s White House gatherings of the early 1800’s,  Dolley Madison Dinners brings together socially minded citizens for a lively salon-style conversation about topics of political and cultural interest.  Guests will prepare for the evening by previewing  a selection of media at home — a news article, editorial or video provided in advance by the host.   When guests arrive, they will be treated to a social atmosphere, filled with good food,  good company, and good conversation, concluding with a Dolley-Style dollop of ice cream so that everyone returns to their  homes in good cheer!

Our Mission
The mission of  Dolley Madison Dinners is to reclaim the social sphere as a place where individuals with diverse political and cultural perspectives can collectively and civilly discuss the important issues of the day, seeking common ground and understanding, strengthening
the democratic values of our nation.

Join the Conversation

In honor of Dolley’s astute political genius and her generous spirit, we invite you to participate in a Dolley Madison Dinner.   Contact us: