Burmese Officials Look to Madison for Constitutional Reform Process

Caroline Godfrey

December 4, 2013 - Montpelier’s Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution hosts workshop on federalism and constitutional reform processes for delegation from Burma (Myanmar).

With Thanks From Montpelier

Kat Imhoff

November 26, 2013 - 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.

Archaeology Wraps up in the North Yard of the Mansion

Matthew Reeves

November 23, 2013 - The past week, Montpelier Archaeology completed its investigations in the North Yard of the mansion. They spent the last three months looking for traces of the Madison-era fenceline as it approaches the Temple and planting holes for the Pine Allee. Our archaeologists succeeded in both accounts and made many more interesting discoveries along the way!

The Montpelier Foundation’s Board of Directors Welcomes Frank Qiu and Robert A. Leath

Communications Department

November 7, 2013 - The Montpelier Foundation announced the appointment of two new trustees to its Board of Directors: Frank Qiu of Richmond, Virginia and Robert A. Leath of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Election Day 2013: Thoughts from James Madison

Curatorial Department

November 5, 2013 - “A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or perhaps both."

The Future of Civic Education

Communications Department

November 5, 2013 - On November 3 and 4, the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier hosted a strategic planning summit with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, her iCivics organization, university presidents, and thought leaders from across the nation. Participants discussed how technology can be leveraged to reach both young and adult learners with the goal of inspiring them to be active, engaged citizens.

Student Field Trips at Montpelier

Christian Cotz

October 31, 2013 - Over 1200 students visited Montpelier on field trips in October.   Though every field trip to Montpelier is a unique experience, there were a number of classes that particularly stood out this fall.   

French Middle School Students Commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation at Montpelier

Caroline Godfrey

October 18, 2013 - French middle school delegation, hosted by Buford Middle School in Charlottesville, Virginia, visits Montpelier with film crew in tow. 

Montpelier, Home of the Father of the Constitution, is Open

Communications Department

October 8, 2013 - Not every national monument is closed. Montpelier, home of James Madison, Father of the Constitution, is open. Furloughed federal employees offered complementary admission during the ongoing shutdown.

The Constitution: What Americans Really Know

Communications Department

September 18, 2013 - Montpelier celebrates the 226th anniversary of the U.S Constitution in nation's capitol at the annual "State of the Constitution Lecture: What Americans Really Know," hosted in collaboration with the National Archives.

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