No more Ladies Hermitage Association

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nonprofit that runs Andrew Jackson’s historic home, The Hermitage, is getting a new name and adding prominent national figures to its board of directors.

The group that for 125 years has been called the Ladies’ Hermitage Association will now be the Andrew Jackson Foundation.

New board members include Jon Meacham, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Jackson biography “American Lion.”

The changes are part of a multiyear plan to refocus attention on America’s seventh president, his relevance to the 21st century, and his historic home on the outskirts of Nashville.

Meacham said in a news release that Jackson is one of America’s most important and least understood presidents. He says he is looking forward to being part of the effort to “conduct a new national discussion on Jackson.”