• Inaugural ‘Roundtable’ brings top Madison scholars to Montpelier

    Giles Morris

    June 6, 2015 - Montpelier hosted 16 of the nation’s premiere scholars at its first annual Roundtable on James Madison and the American Constitution.

  • Montpelier Celebrates 10th Annual Dolley Madison Legacy Luncheon with Judy Woodruff

    Giles Morris

    May 20, 2015 - Judy Woodruff, co-anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour, delivered the keynote address at the 10th annual Dolley Madison Legacy Luncheon.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Old-Growth Forest Recognition

    Sandy Mudrinich

    December 17, 2012 - The James Madison Landmark Forest received recognition from the Old-Growth Forest Network. This organization, founded by Dr. Joan Maloof, seeks to identify one forest in each county of the United States that exemplifies a publically accessible, mature, native forest. Montpelier’s old-growth forest, representing Orange County, is #7 in the Network which includes forests in Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, California, New York, Pennsylvania, and Hawaii. 

  • Hope in Montpelier’s Future

    Kat Imhoff

    Continuing my professional journey at this historic place, the home of James Madison, is a tremendous honor. Madison restored himself on these lands before returning to the Herculean task of creating a new nation. I, too, feel restored in returning home to Virginia, to the rolling Piedmont hills, and to the red earth of Orange County.

  • A New Reason to Hike with a Smartphone

    Montpelier Staff

    The vision of forest sustainability, as imagined by James Madison at Montpelier, stood in contrast to the wanton resource extraction he observed in the early 1800s.  Today, those same forests have not only recovered, they are sustainably managed and boast the Commonwealth of Virginia’s first smartphone tree ID trail.