Department of Education & Visitor Engagement

VISITOR ENGAGEMENT AT MONTPELIER

The Visitor Experience
Resources for Educators
Interpretive Initiatives
Evolving Projects

Montpelier’s Department of Education and Visitor Engagement gives voice to  the past and the present, interpreting the research and scholarship of our colleagues to make history come alive for visitors.

The goal is to make Montpelier a transformative, inclusive, immersive, and numinous place where diverse visitors cultivate a deeper understanding of the history and relevance of the U.S. Constitution and the arc of citizenship through conversations and constructive thinking about the individual and shared experiences of James Madison and the Montpelier community.

Educational and Interpretive Initiatives

The Department of Education and Visitor Experience is involved in a number of projects to bring the stories of the people who lived and worked at Montpelier to life for visitors. Take a look at the various projects that the department is undertaking!

Towards a “More Perfect Tour”

Towards a “More Perfect Tour”

National Summit on Teaching Slavery

National Summit on Teaching Slavery

Digging Deeper Blog: Telling The Stories

Go behind the scenes with our interpretive staff to learn about the ins-and-outs of Montpelier, stories of the people who lived here, and a glimpse into how our education team tells the stories you hear at Montpelier.

Kyle Stetz

Kyle Stetz

Director of Education and Visitor Engagement
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Marsha Nitzburg

Manager of House Operations
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Haley Backlund

Manager of Visitor Services
Dalton Baughn

Dalton Baughn

Visitor Services and Museum Shop Supervisor
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April Bertaux

House Team Leader, Interpreter, Visitor Services
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Darlene Crawford

House Team Leader & Historic Interpreter
Zeb Gray

Zeb Gray

House Team Leader & Historic Interpreter
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Russell Halley

House Team Leader & Historic Interpreter
Jessie Kanurin

Jessie Kanurin

House Team Leader & Historic Interpreter
Melissa Kerr

Melissa Kerr

House Team Leader & Historic Interpreter
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Laura Maddox

House Team Leader & Historic Interpreter
Emilia Stanfill

Emilia Stanfill

House Team Leader, Interpreter, Visitor Services Associate
Alice Wagner - Interpreter I

Alice Wagner

House Team Leader, Interpreter, Visitor Services Associate
Meet our front line Historic Interpreters and Visitor Services Associates!
Ben Bates
Ben Bates
Patricia Beeks
Patricia Beeks
Patrick Campbell
Patrick Campbell
Blake Caravati
Blake Caravati
Bob Carr
Bob Carr
Michael Dickens
Michael Dickens
Carol Diggs
Carol Diggs
Judith Eaton
Judith Eaton
Rick Eisenstaedt
Rick Eisenstaedt
Richard Ferguson
Richard Ferguson
Hugh Gildea
Hugh Gildea
Dianne Haberland
Dianne Haberland
Sarah Lee Hall
Sarah Lee Hall
Michaela “Callie” Hamm
Michaela “Callie” Hamm
David Ivey
David Ivey
Ruth Iwano
Ruth Iwano
Kemp Hill
Kemp Hill
Bob Jones
Bob Jones
Becca Justin
Becca Justin
Caitlin Lawrence
Caitlin Lawrence
Brian Marcus
Brian Marcus
Molly Mathews
Molly Mathews
Joann Powell
Joann Powell
Jeanne Robinson
Jeanne Robinson
Sarah Rogers
Sarah Rogers
Jack Ronayne
Jack Ronayne
Deborah Samley
Deborah Samley
Michelle Smith
Michelle Smith
Sandra Smith
Sandra Smith
Deborah Van Leer
Deborah Van Leer
Christine Wuebker
Christine Wuebker