March 14, 2019
2019 marks the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Ladies’ Hermitage Association (LHA). In January 1889, Amy Rich Jackson, wife of Andrew Jackson III, suggested to several of her husband’s relatives, including William and Bettie Donelson and Mary Currey Dorris, that an organization be formed, modeled after the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association (MVLA), to preserve the home and some of the property as a shrine to Andrew Jackson. These individuals set the standards for the LHA and can be credited for much of its success. Today, The Hermitage is home to 1,120 acres, Tulip Grove and the Hermitage Church and welcomes 230,000 visitors annually. Test your knowledge on the ladies and the impact they have had with this quiz!