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Future Appointments

Short articles about future appointments that are open to the public appear below. Private appointments are listed on the general calendar, but not highlighted by an article.

James Manship as Gen. George Washington and Kyle Jenks as President Madison on February 25, 2018. Copyright 2018 for use by Messrs. Manship and Jenks.

An Evening with Washington and Madison at the Fundraiser Dinner of the American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference

June 9, 2018 5:00pm-9:00pm at the Bridge Walk at the Perthshire, 112 Perthshire Drive, Amsterdam, NY 12010

George Washington (James Manship) and James Madison (Kyle Jenks) will reflect on their work on the US Constitution and its ratification, as well as recall their trips through upstate New York over dinner with attendees at the American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference.

General George Washington toured the Mohawk Valley in 1783 at the conclusion of the American Revolution.

James Madison passed through the Mohawk Valley in 1784 to attend the signing of the Treaty of Fort Stanwix with the Marquis de Lafayette and, in 1785, accompanied Col. James Monroe to buy property in western New York.

The Fort Plain Museum is happy to provide you with registration information for the American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference. Simply select the highlighted text for more information or to register.

generic photo of Kyle Jenks portraying a merchant of the Revolutionary War period. Provided by Mr. Jenks and taken on his behalf by an unidentified friend

Independence Day 2018, Federal Hall National Monument, New York City

Federal Hall National Monument, where Gen. George Washington was sworn in as the first President of the United States, is hosting its annual Independence Day celebration. This year, Mr. Jenks will participate as his Loyalist persona, James Ackerman, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. During the day, there will a dedicated 45 minute presentation by Mr. Ackerman from the perspective of a New York City Loyalist.

The schedule of events also includes the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence by the full complement of historical interpreters in attendance. Visit the Federal Hall National Monument site for more information.

Taken in the Chapel at Valley Forge Academy during the 2018 Boy Scout Pilgrimage to Valley Forge by Jay Delgado on behalf of Kyle Jenks. Copyright 2018 by Jay Delgado and Kyle Jenks.

James Madison reflects on the efforts and circumstances surrounding the ratification of the United States Constitution in its “30th anniversary year” of 1818

July 7, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Boston History Camp at Suffolk University, University Road, Boston, MA 02215

As part of Boston History Camp, Kyle Jenks, professional interpreter of President James Madison, will take you back to July 7, 1788. It was a day between Virginia's and New York’s ratification of the US Constitution. Mr. Madison was involved in both processes.

He will reveal the anonymous identity of Publius (the three co-authors of the "Federalist Papers"), a synopsis of the Federalist essay campaign, the reason for anonymity, the tenuous nature of the ratification process and his personal perspectives on the events. Mr. Jenks will remain in character to field questions after his presentation concludes.

For more information or to register for History Camp select the highlighted text.

Kyle Jenks as Madison and Elissa Paulisson as Dolley Madison. Taken at the Hirschpfeffer Conclave for Mr. Jenks and Ms. Paulisson for their use. Copyright 2018.

Is DC Burning or What?

22nd National War of 1812 Symposium featuring President James Madison & Dolley Madison

Don't miss out! It all happens on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Symposium is organized by the War of 1812 Society in Maryland and is being hosted by the Italian-American Civic Club at 1214 St. Paul Street (south of Preston) in Baltimore, Maryland. There is parking on nearby streets and parking garages (most of these are under $10 for the full day).

President and Mrs. Madison will be joined by Mr. Dave Bennett, organizer of the War in the West Symposium Series. Mr. Bennett will be talking about St. Louis and the War of 1812.

Reservations are needed, with regular admission being $55.00. Seniors and reenactors in costume are $35.00. The price includes lunch and refreshments. Mail checks made out to the War of 1812 Consortium, Inc. to Christopher T. George at 3800 Canterbury Road, Apt. 3E, Baltimore, MD 21218. You may also place a reservation on line via PayPal with payment directed to [email protected]

For more information please email the Consortium.

Kyle Jenks as James Madison, provided by Kyle Jenks. Copyright 2017 by Kyle Jenks

James Madison - The Ratification of the United States Constitution

October 18, 2018, in the evening, at the Saratoga Springs History Museum, 1 East Congress Street, Saratoga Springs, NY

The Constitution has been ratified but not without significant effort on the part of James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay.

Learn from Mr. Madison (Kyle Jenks) how the tenuous nature of the times hardly meant that the Constitution was a foregone conclusion, especially when it came to the two most powerful states, Virginia and New York.

The Saratoga Springs History Museum welcomes you to visit their site for more information.

Kyle Jenks as James Madison and Ron Duquette as Albert Gallatin. Framed layout of pictures by Elaine Ackerson. Images are used with permission and are both copyright 2015.

The Albert Gallatin Project - The National Road and Internal Improvments

Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the National Road Reaching the First Terminus Point - Wheeling, (West) Virginia
Oct. 27, 2018 9am-3pm at Washington & Jefferson College, 60 S Lincoln Street, Washington, PA 15301, USA

This is a one-day Symposium that is part of the ongoing Albert Gallatin Project. The Symposium will focus on the National Road and Internal Improvements as discussed in Albert Gallatin's 1808 Treasury Report.

This year is the 200th anniversary of the National Road reaching its first terminus point - Wheeling, (West) Virginia. President James Madison (aka Kyle Jenks) joins his friends Albert Gallatin (Ron Duquette) and Thomas Jefferson (Tom Pitz) as one of the featured speakers.

The Symposium's keynote speaker is Dr. John Lauritz Larson, the author of "Internal Improvements: National Public Works and the Promise of Popular Government in the Early United States".

A call for papers and other information will be issued by the Symposium coordinators soon. For updates, visit Friendship Hill's dedicated page regularly for more information or call 724-329-2501.

Hosting the Symposium are the History Department of Washington & Jefferson College, chaired by Tom Mainwaring, PhD; the National Park Service (Friendship Hill Historic Site) and the National Road 200th Anniversary.

Preliminary information about special engagements open to the public is currently announced on the home page with any additional information available on this page. If the calendar does not display properly for any reason, you may still view it using the highlighted text in this paragraph.

Any of the selections in the menu for this page will take you to the main pages for other sections of the site. Thank you for visiting, and we look forward to meeting you in person at one of Mr. Madison's public engagements.