Another Mystery: Who is at the Dinner Table?


By now you have probably seen the mysterious Facebook photos of the cutouts at the Madisons’ Dining Room Table. In addition to James and Dolley, the dinner guests include presidents (Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and Andrew Jackson), a Revolutionary War hero (the Marquis de Lafayette), a writer and Washington friend of the Madisons (Margaret Bayard Smith), and Dolley’s sister (Anna Payne Cutts). The cutouts represent only a small number of the people known to have dined with the Madisons at different times. You can check out a detailed photo here.









Montpelier Staff