Read about the Madison family furniture in John Payne Todd’s bedchamber.
The federal census is a starting point, but there are challenges for tracing African American genealogy prior to 1870.
Learn how we uncovered the story of a curious set of Marion duPont Scott’s riding clothes.
Going beyond Madison, the Icon
How do we know John Payne Todd’s room had blue wallpaper and red textiles?
Ever wonder how architectural historians do their work?
Walk through our conservation process with Archaeology Lab Manager Ben Kirby!
The Madisons’ letters give a festive insight into their celebration of the Christmas season.
What can a Masonic Pipe Bowl tell us about enslaved African Americans?
Inspiring the questions, providing the answers.