Richmond’s Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Ranks Third in National Civics Competition

Caroline Godfrey

May 1, 2014 - Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies of Richmond, Virginia places third in the 27th Annual We the People National Finals.

Back at the Mansion: Searching for Madison's Dairy

Terry Brock

Wrapping up the winter metal detecting expeditions atop Chicken Mountain, Montpelier Archaeology returns to the mansion in hopes of learning how the plantation landscape changed after James and Dolley returned to Montpelier from Washington. 

James Madison's Books and Reading

Ralph Ketcham, Ph.D.

April 24 - Professor of History and Political Science Emertitus at Syracuse University, foremost biographer of James Madison, and founding member of The Montpelier Foundation, Ralph Ketcham, Ph.D., shares insight and reflections on the significance of James Madison's library.

 

Michael Signer Delivers Keynote Address at Madison's Birthday

Michael Signer, Ph.D.

March 16 - Keynote Speech from Michael Signer, Ph.D, at James Madison's 263rd Birthday Celebration.

 

Quantico Colonel Honors Madison on behalf of President Obama

Col. David W. Maxwell, Commander Marine Corp Base Quantico

March 17, 2014 - Read remarks from Colonel David W. Maxwell of Marine Corps Base Quantico at Madison's 263rd birthday celebration at Montpelier.

White House Taps University of Virginia, William & Mary, Presidential Homes to Support New Africa Initiative

The Montpelier Foundation

March 14 - The Obama administration has selected the Presidential Precinct, comprising of the University of Virginia, Morven, William & Mary, Monticello, Montpelier, and Ash-Lawn Highland in Virginia, to support a new initiative aimed at propelling economic growth, prosperity and democracy in Africa.

Montpelier Hosts Presidential Birthday Celebration

Caroline Godfrey

March 13, 2014 - Montpelier celebrates 263rd birthday anniversary of James Madison with United States Marine Corps, Honor Guard, and remarks by Michael Signer, Ph.D. 

Montpelier Archaeology Hosts Public Workshop to Rebuild 19th century Slave Cabin

Caroline Godfrey

February 6, 2014 - Montpelier Archaeology hosts log cabin workshop to reconstruct a 19th century slave cabin that was discovered in the 2010 Stable Quarter excavation. 

District winners advance to state level in Virginia’s ‘We the People’ competition

Caroline Godfrey

February 4, 2014 - Students study for months to defend knowledge of Constitution, Bill of Rights; advance to state-wide competitions on February 7–8 in Williamsburg, VA. 

Paul Jennings' Memoirs Added to ConText

Caroline Godfrey

February 1, 2014 - James Madison’s Montpelier celebrates Black History Month with the addition of an online, annotated version of Paul Jennings’ personal memoir, A Colored Man’s Reminiscences of James Madison, the first “insider’s memoir” of life in the White House.

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