The Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution Uses Seminar to Educate on Slavery

Caroline Godfrey

November 13, 2014 - Course will examine history of slavery in America and arc of American citizenship.

Africa's Young Leaders: Recognizing Women's Potential

Joan Wadelton - Former Foreign Service Officer

On July 7, 2014, I had the pleasure of leading a discussion on the evolving roles of women in sub-Saharan Africa with 25 participants in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).*

Garden Club of America Recognizes Sandy Mudrinich

Kat Imhoff

The Garden Club of America awards Sandy Mudrinich the Zone VII Horticulture Commendation for her 30 years of stewardship of the gardens and grounds at Montpelier. 

Exhibit Commemorates 80th Running of the Montpelier Hunt Races

Caroline Godfrey

November 1, 2014 - Montpelier celebrates 80th running of the Montpelier Hunt Races with duPont tribute. New exhibit features equestrian legacy of Montpelier estate and steward.

Constitution Day 227

Kat Imhoff

September 17, 2014 - Today on National Constitution Day, we honor James Madison, Father of the Constitution and Architect of the Bills of Rights, for his leadership in the Constitution’s creation. 

The Elusive Dairy...

Terry P. Brock

September 9, 2014 - Archaeologists this summer have been looking for Madison's dairy house, and have a number of new surprising discoveries!

Fall and Winter Archaeology Expeditions Starting!

Terry P. Brock

September 4, 2014 - The Montpelier Archaeology Department is pleased to announce open enrollment for Excavation, Metal Detecting, and Cabin Reconstruction Expeditions!

"A Bill of Fare for every Month in the Year"

Kyle M. Stetz

September 4, 2014- Sussannah Carter provided our Demonstration Kitchen interpreters with a complete menu this weekend.  We used Carter's "supper" menu for August as we rounded out the month.  


James Madison's Montpelier to Convene Law Enforcement Training on U.S. Constitution

Caroline Godfrey

August 29, 2014 - Montpelier will host members of the law enforcement community for training on the U.S. Constitution

"Mrs. Madison ordered dinner to be ready at 3 as usual"

Kyle M. Stetz

August 26, 2014- 200 years ago this past weekend Paul Jennings set a table for dinner in Washington, D.C.  That meal was never consumed by the Madisons or their invited guests.  War had literally come to the doorstep, and dinner table, of the President's House.