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!

Color Through a Child’s Eyes

Color Through a Child’s Eyes

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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Laura Maddox

Manager of Interpretive Programs
Emilia Stanfill

Emily Stanfill

Manager of Student, Family, and Digital Programs
Meet our front line Historic Interpreters and Visitor Services Associates!
Zeb Gray
Zeb Gray
Russell Halley
Russell Halley
Darlene Crawford
Darlene Crawford
Kemp Hill
Kemp Hill
Jessie Kanurin
Jessie Kanurin
Molly Mathews
Molly Mathews
Brian Marcus
Brian Marcus
Patricia Beeks
Patricia Beeks
Carol Diggs
Carol Diggs
Blake Caravati
Blake Caravati
David Ivey
David Ivey
Deborah Samley
Deborah Samley
Sandra Smith
Sandra Smith
Deborah Van Leer
Deborah Van Leer
Christine Wuebker
Christine Wuebker