Intended to Endure: Marshall and the Supreme Court
Newberry Cultural Series Speaker Program
Please note that this is a virtual event co-hosted by DACOR and Preservation Virginia. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE- all those who register will be sent an email with information on how to join the virtual event. This program is supported by donations from people like you. A donation of $10 or more is suggested if you are able. All donations will be divided between DACOR Bacon House and Preservation Virginia for this event. Click here to donate today!
Join us for an intriguing program combining virtual visits to two Federal period historic homes where Chief Justice of the United States John Marshall left a legacy. DACOR and Preservation Virginia invite you to “Intended to Endure: Marshall and the Supreme Court.” Preservation Virginia Director of Museum Operations and Education Jennifer Hurst-Wender will discuss the John Marshall House, the Chief Justice’s main residence in Richmond, 1790-1835, and some of the most influential cases in the last years of the Marshall Court. DACOR Secretary and Chair of Task Force 2025 Angela Dickey will discuss the DACOR Bacon House in Washington, DC, where Marshall and various members of the court lived while the court was in session towards the end of his tenure.
Angela Dickey has served since 2015, first as assistant secretary, and then as secretary, of the Boards of Governors and Trustees of DACOR and DACOR Bacon House Foundation, respectively. DACOR is an organization of foreign affairs professionals operating out of DACOR Bacon House, an historic house museum in Washington, DC. As chair of DACOR’s Task Force 2025, she leads an effort to commemorate, through special programs and activities, the bicentennial of DACOR’s Bacon House in 2025. Angela also serves on the Board of Directors of the Slave Dwelling Project, a small South Carolina nonprofit devoted to changing the narrative about slavery in the United States.
Angela served from 2013-2015 as secretary of the board of the American Foreign Service Association. She was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State from 1988 to 2013. During her career she was posted to Canada, Mauritania, Yemen, Vietnam, and Laos (twice, the latter time as deputy to the U.S. Ambassador). She also studied Arabic in Tunisia for a year. At the Department of State, she served variously as Iraq desk officer, Philippines desk officer, and office director for Maritime Southeast Asia. She was a fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington.
Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Angela worked in the publishing and newspaper fields. She earned masters degrees in international relations from Georgetown University and in journalism from the University of Maryland; a graduate certificate in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University; and a bachelor’s degree in French and political science from Berry College in Rome, Georgia.
Jennifer Hurst-Wender joined Preservation Virginia in August of 2008 and served as the Statewide Education Coordinator until 2011 when she became the Associate Director of Museum Operations and Education and in 2013 was named Director of Museum Operations and Education. She is responsible for the interpretation, preservation and general operational details of Preservation Virginia’s portfolio of 9 properties, 6 of which are open to the public. They include Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown, the John Marshall House, Bacon’s Castle, Smith’s Fort, Jamestowne and Cape Henry Lighthouse.
Jennifer previously served as the education and special events coordinator the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and the WWII Battleship, the U.S.S. Wisconsin.
With a BA in History from Virginia Commonwealth University, and an MA in Museum Studies from the University of the Arts she has also worked with The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Atwater-Kent Museum of Philadelphia History, the UPenn Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology, the Mutter Museum, the Betsy Ross House, and the Independence Seaport Museum, and Richmond’s Virginia House and Agecroft Hall.