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When looking at labels in your favorite museum, you might notice that the objects are referred to with specific sets of numbers. Sometimes a combination of numbers, letters, and years, these sequences can often seem like another language…welcome to Museum Accessioning 101.Read More
A surprising discovery led to the recreation of one of the most eye catching elements in the houseRead More
A small discovery during the restoration led to the recreation of a unique architectural feature in the north passage.Read More
Journals, letters, and newspaper accounts help us trace Lafayette’s three stops at Montpelier in 1824-25, from ceremonial greetings to dinner table discussions to poignant farewells.Read More