HRD’s Julie Copeland Authors What Would Dolly Do?
HRD Strategies is proud to share that Julie Malloy Copeland, Vice President Talent Management and Development, has authored her first children’s book. Julie serves as the President of the Greensboro History Museum, Inc. board of directors. Learn more in the press release from the City of Greensboro.
CITY OF GREENSBORO Contact: Carol Ghiorsi Hart
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone: 336-373-7112
History Museum Honors Dolly Madison with Release of Children’s Book April 19
GREENSBORO, NC (April 16, 2018) – The Greensboro History Museum is celebrating Dolly Madison’s 250th birthday with the release of a new children’s book, What Would Dolly Do?. The celebration begins with a book release party at 11 am, Thursday, April 19 at the Greensboro History Museum, 130 Summit Ave. The release will be followed by an ice cream social.
The book has been authored by Julie Copeland, President of the Greensboro History Museum, Inc. Board. Illustrations were created by published children’s book author/illustrator James Young. Copeland said, “We’re filled with excitement about the year-long celebration of First Lady Dolley Madison’s birthday at the museum. Dolley Madison is a historic figure with a lasting legacy. Given this revered First Lady’s contributions, I wanted to honor her lifetime of influence and impact by writing this children’s book.”
Dolley Madison is one of the area’s most prominent and celebrated historical women because she was a Guilford County native and the only First Lady to be born in North Carolina. According to Carol Hart, Director of the Museum, the Dolley Madison Collection is one of the most significant collections of her belongings known to exist in the United States. Beginning May 20, Dolley’s birthday, rarely seen objects from the Dolley Madison Collection will be on display, including her infamous red velvet dress.
The Greensboro History Museum, 130 Summit Ave., is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 2–5 pm. For more information about this and other programs, visit www.GreensboroHistory.org.