Virginia Schools Dominate Constitution Competition

Emily Voss

April 30, 2015 - Students from Richmond, Virginia’s Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School and Douglas S. Freeman High School placed second and third at the national “We The People: the Citizen and the Constitution” civics competition held this week in Washington, D.C. 

A View from James Madison's Library: Religious Freedom

Dr. Lynn Uzzell

April 16, 2015—In recent weeks, Indiana and Arkansas have both been under fire for passing Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRAs).  The acts of these two states mirror many similar state laws, as well as a federal law that was passed with broad bipartisan support in 1993, but they also include some noteworthy differences.

The Montpelier Foundation Enters New Era of Restoration at South Yard Enslaved Community Site

Caroline Godfrey

April 14, 2015 - Montpelier Hosts South Yard Groundbreaking Ceremony with John Franklin of the Smithsonian National African American History and Culture Museum and Jennings-descendant Margaret Jordan to Commemorate David Rubenstein Gift. 

Return to the South Yard: Locating the Montpelier Smokehouses

Terry P. Brock, PhD

March 24, 2015 - This season, the Montpelier Archaeology Department will begin excavations in the South Yard, looking for the two smokehouses identified on an 1837 Insurance Map.

Margaret H. Jordan, Descendant of Former Madison Slave Paul Jennings, Join The Montpelier Foundation Board of Directors

Caroline Godfrey

March 17, 2015 - Margaret H. Jordan of Dallas, Texas, a direct descendant of James Madison’s enslaved manservant, Paul Jennings, has joined The Montpelier Foundation Board of Directors. 

Congress v. President on Foreign Policy

Dr. Lynn Uzzell

March 16, 2015 - Last week, a group of 47 Republican senators signed an “open letter” to the Iranian government, warning them that any agreement they reached with President Obama might be of short duration.

Nancy N. Campbell, Dennis M. Campbell, Margaret H. Jordan, Alan Taylor Elected to Montpelier Foundation Board


February 6, 2015 - The Montpelier Foundation announces new members of the Board of Directors including Nancy N. Campbell, Dennis M. Campbell, Margaret H. Jordan, and Alan Taylor.

The Archaeology Department Heads to Seattle!!

Terry P. Brock

December 31, 2014 - Next week, Montpelier's Archaeology Department will head to Seattle, Washington to participate in the Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Meetings!

Thank You For A Remarkable Year

Kat Imhoff

December 29, 2014 - Kat Imhoff, President & CEO of The Montpelier Foundation, sends thanks and best wishes to our supporters for the New Year.

Metal Detecting the Madison Stable

Matthew Reeves

November 26, 2014.  Our most recent metal detector expedition conducted a survey at the area shown on the 1837 insurance map as being the location for the Madison-era stable.  We had some fantastic more to see what we found!