With Thanks From Montpelier
In the First Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1789, George Washington gave thanks "for the peaceable and rational manner” in which our Constitution was achieved. In great part, he was thanking his friend James Madison, Father of the Constitution.
As our nation comes together to give thanks, we thank you for your support of our efforts to engage and educate citizens about James Madison’s legacy. It is a legacy anchored in the constitutional framework of American democracy, rooted in the soil and the very place that James and Dolley called home, Montpelier.
We hope your Thanksgiving travels are safe and that along the way you consider following the Constitution Highway to Montpelier.