What did the Archaeology Team find in the South Yard?
Author: Leanna Schafer
The South Yard Dwellings: The Taylor and Stewart Families
The Taylors and Stewarts were two married couples who were likely born at Montpelier and served the Madison family for decades.
South Yard Dwellings: Research
Learn more about the interviews conducted with the Works Progress Administration and the images found that helped to shape the South Yard Dwellings at Montpelier.
South Yard Dwellings: Food & Cooking
We know enslaved cooks prepared food for the Madisons. How did the enslaved community cook and what did they eat themselves?
South Yard Dwellings: Household Items
Work tools vs. leisure tools- what’s the difference?
The South Yard Dwellings: Furniture
How did we know what furniture to put into the enslaved dwellings at Montpelier?
Polishing a President’s Silver
Read about how silver in the Montpelier Collection is cleaned and care for in a special way.
The Pantograph; A Portable Copying Machine
What is a pantograph and did Madison use one?
If The Shoe Fits
Read about our first acquisition of 2019; Dolley Madison’s slippers
Object Conservation at Montpelier
What is conservation and why is it done?