Who made Montpelier work? Enslaved people like Sawney, Ralph, Tony, Aleck, Sam, Moses, Paul, George, Reuben, Amy, and Hariot … just to name a few.
How James Madison advised George Washington during the Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793
James Madison had a sense of humor. (Really.)
This little-known young woman had a special place in Dolley Madison’s home and heart.
March 14 is Pi Day. Would James Madison have joined in the celebration?
From Apples to Yams, it’s a harvest of research into foods grown by enslaved gardeners at Montpelier.
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.