When the evidence is conflicting, who gets credit for rescuing George Washington’s portrait from the White House on August 24, 1814?
It’s a double-dip of Oyster Ice Cream and Rocky Research Road as we debunk a few Dolley dessert myths.
Learn why the Madisons chose to name their home “Montpelier,” and see how multiple “Montpeliers” have caused confusion ever since.
Although some writers have claimed that James Madison was a Mason, his own writings indicate otherwise.
If you guessed Jefferson, Monroe, and Jackson, you wouldn’t be wrong. But there are three others who might surprise you.
When a Madison object turns up on “Antiques Roadshow,” it’s time to do some research.
The Madisons’ letters give a festive insight into their celebration of the Christmas season.
Visitors’ accounts of Polly the parrot describe a bird who was both beautiful and bad-tempered.
The Montpelier Research Database has a place for missing letters … and sometimes the missing letters turn up.
Follow the paper trail as documents make their way to the archive, the auction house, or the incinerator.