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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.


Last Minute Addition to Mr. Madison's Schedule


President Madison at the Independence Visitor Center

June 30, 2018 - 11 am to 5 pm
599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Mr. Madison will appear at the Independence Visitor Center, part of Independence National Park, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Madison will be engaging all interested parties in lively conversation, sporting a brand new wardrobe that represents the time he was in Philadelphia during the Constitutional convention and President Washington’s administration. 1787-1796.

Free and open to the public.

Please email Mr. Madison’s agent for further details.


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 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.


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