July 14, 2014--From April through October, guests to Montpelier have the opportunity to visit three experiential venues around the site: the Gilmore Cabin—a freedman’s farm, the Hands-On Tool Tent, and the Demonstration Kitchen Tent. The focus of this post, and future posts, will be to highlight a selection of Madison-era recipes prepared in our Kitchen Tent.
July 6, 2014 - Over the past ten months, Chance Copperstone, an Applied Archaeology M.A. student at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, has been analyzing the animal bone recovered from the Stable Quarter, South Yard, Tobacco Barn Quarter and the Field Quarter.
June 21, 2014. This winter and spring Archaeologist Sam Henderson has spent her time analyzing plant remains collected from the three early 19th century slave quarters excavated at Montpelier as part of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant.
David Marion, Elliott Professor of Government & Foreign Affairs
May 13, 2014 - Hampton-Sydney's David Marion and international human rights advocates convene at the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution to explore the Madisonian approach to human rights issues.
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.
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.