• Winter Landscapes at Montpelier

    Sandy Mudrinich, Montpelier Horticulture

    January 13, 2014 - Winter is a humble season. No frills. No distractions. No nonsense. A black and white season. We invite you discover the peace and serenity that envelopes Montpelier at this time of year as winter exposes and enhances the ever-present beauty of this compelling landscape.

  • 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).

  • 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.