Deck the Halls with Rings and Thimbles

James Madison's Montpelier

December 23, 2013 - In this season of giving, Montpelier shares with you some of our favorite gifts and treasures!

James Madison's Montpelier Joins Globe in Celebrating the Life of Nelson Mandela

Communications Department

December 6, 2013 - The Montpelier Foundation celebrates the life of South Africa’s former President, Nelson Mandela.  

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).

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.

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.

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.

226 Years Later, The Constitution Still Works

Kat Imhoff

September 17, 2013 - The Constitution is old—really old.  All of the men who spent the summer of 1787 behind closed doors in Philadelphia, debating and drafting, are like Roman demigods- and that is due, with good reason, to a reputation-lifting mythology that endows all of our founding fathers. 

Montpelier Celebrates New Archaeological Discoveries

Caroline Godfrey

July 30, 2013 - New Evidence of Field Slave Quarters Contributes to Unprecedented Portrait of Enslaved Life. 

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