Learn how one woman’s large-scale emancipation rocked like an earthquake through the enslaved community in Orange, Virginia.
Emancipation in antebellum America was rare. So when it did happen, what did it look like legally? And what happened next?
Read what Rebecca has to say about her internship with the Curatorial & Collections Department.
The Archaeology Department is beginning a new period of excavations at the Madison Home Farm – beginning with the Overseer’s House!
Read about our first acquisition of 2019; Dolley Madison’s slippers
It’s a double-dip of Oyster Ice Cream and Rocky Research Road as we debunk a few Dolley dessert myths.
Read about how one of our Expeditioners helped uncover a special artifact – and discover what it was!
Learn why the Madisons chose to name their home “Montpelier,” and see how multiple “Montpeliers” have caused confusion ever since.
What is conservation and why is it done?
Read about how archaeologists use stratigraphy to examine the history of tree plantings at the Pine Alley!