When the evidence is conflicting, who gets credit for rescuing George Washington’s portrait from the White House on August 24, 1814?
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?
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 federal census is a starting point, but there are challenges for tracing African American genealogy prior to 1870.
The Madisons’ letters give a festive insight into their celebration of the Christmas season.