Analyzing Animal Bones from Four Slave Quarters at Montpelier

Chance Copperstone

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.

Montpelier Focused on Africa's Success

Caroline Godfrey

July 4, 2014 - White House-backed group to study Madisonian concepts of government.

DC and VA Civics Teachers Convene at Montpelier for Professional Development Seminar

Caroline Godfrey

June 25, 2014 - Award-winning civics curriculum training at Montpelier’s Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution to be led by University of Richmond Professor of Law Henry L. Chambers, Jr.

Discovering the Enslaved Diet: Analyzing Seeds and Charred Wood

Samantha Henderson

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.

An Unexpected Turn: New Archaeological Discoveries at Montpelier

Terry Brock

June 9, 2014 - Last week, Montpelier archaeologists made an exciting discovery that  changes our understanding of the Montpelier landscape  and reveals new questions to investigate!

David Marion, Ph.D., Explores Madison's Perspective on Human Rights

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.

Richmond’s Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Ranks Third in National Civics Competition

Caroline Godfrey

May 1, 2014 - Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies of Richmond, Virginia places third in the 27th Annual We the People National Finals.

Back at the Mansion: Searching for Madison's Dairy

Terry Brock

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. 

James Madison's Books and Reading

Ralph Ketcham, Ph.D.

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.


Michael Signer Delivers Keynote Address at Madison's Birthday

Michael Signer, Ph.D.

March 16 - Keynote Speech from Michael Signer, Ph.D, at James Madison's 263rd Birthday Celebration.