Log Cabin School
Rebuilding the 19th century Farm at Montpelier
Join Montpelier's craftsmen in hewing logs to recreate one of the early 19th century slave quarters that was adjacent to the mansion grounds. Participants will spend a week learning wood working and joinery techniques that were used in Madison's era. Based on information derived from archaeological excavations, we will be recreating the cabin that was lived in by Granny Millie (described in Lafayette's visit in 1825). In 2011, we recreated the quarters for enslaved house servants adjacent to the log cabin site that is the subject of this program, check the following link for more information on that reconstruction.
While participating in the program, you will stay in the antebellum plantation house, “Arlington House,” or for those wanting private rooms, there are other housing options at Montpelier and at local B&Bs.
For more information about how to participate in this program, please contact Matthew Reeves, Director of Archaeology and Landscape Restoration, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 672-2728 x 160.
For more information, please click on the following link for our program packet: