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James Madison’s Montpelier

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11350 Constitution Hwy
Montpelier Station, 22957

October 2020

Montpelier’s Horticultural History: A Virtual Exploration

October 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy
Montpelier Station, 22957

Online Event Join Montpelier's Horticulture team to learn how and why the ornamental landscape has evolved over the last two centuries. Both the Madison and duPont families collected and displayed plants for pleasure. Visitors to the estate have remarked at the splendor of their collections, the beauty of the landscape, and the opulence of the formal garden for over 200 years. The tour will cover the South Yard, Arboretum, East Law, and Formal Garden. The interactive, multimedia presentation is one…

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November 2020

The Montpelier Restoration Tour: A Virtual Webinar

November 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy
Montpelier Station, 22957

Online Event Join Jenn Glass, Montpelier's Architectural Historian, as she leads you on an in-depth tour to learn about the groundbreaking 5-year restoration of the Montpelier House. The interactive, multimedia presentation is one hour in length and will take place via Zoom. Register now and we'll send you a link to participate! Free/members of Montpelier; $10/nonmembers Tickets 18927altru.blackbaudhosting.com/18927altru/page.aspx

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Montpelier’s Decorative Arts House Tour

November 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy
Montpelier Station, 22957

Explore the Madisons' home and furnishings! Go behind the scenes with Montpelier's curatorial staff, learning about the Madisons' domestic spaces and how the made the decisions to furnish and refurnish. $22/adult; $9/child. Tickets www.montpelier.org/events/decorative-arts-house-tour

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April 2021

Montpelier Spring Woods Walk

April 24, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy
Montpelier Station, 22957
$6. – $29

Montpelier's Horticulture team and the Virginia Master Naturalists will guide us virtually through the Landmark Forest looking for spring's fleeting flowering plants. We will search the forest floor for orchids, bloodroot, toothwort, and Dutchman's breeches. April is the best month to see these native beauties. Space is limited. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

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Montpelier Wine & Archaeology Program

April 30, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - May 3, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy
Montpelier Station, 22957

James Madison's Montpelier Excavate side-by-side with Montpelier’s expert archaeology staff through the Piedmont clays that make the region’s archaeology and wine internationally known. The program includes hands-on experiences with wine related artifacts, special lectures, behind-the-scenes tours of Montpelier, Barboursville Vineyard, and all meals and tastings. Participants will also receive VIP tickets to the Orange Uncorked Wine Festival! Tickets 18927altru.blackbaudhosting.com/18927altru/2020-Wine--Archaeology

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May 2021

National Public Gardens Day

May 7, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy
Montpelier Station, 22957
Free

Join Montpelier Horticulturist Allyson Whalley and the Rapidan River Master Gardners in the Annie duPont Formal Garden from 11 AM-4 PM. They will focus on historic herbs, their uses, and how to grow them. Discover the language of flowers and make a tussie-mussie bouquet to take home. Complimentary garden tours will be offered at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM.

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March 2022

Virtual Interview: U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger

March 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy
Montpelier Station, 22957
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Rep. Abigail Spanberger, U.S. representative from Virginia's 7th congressional district, joins Montpelier President and CEO, Roy Young for a virtual interview. In addition to discussing why it is important for people to be responsibly and actively engaged in democracy, how understanding the past is important in being an informed participant in democracy, and other elements of civic engagement, the two will talk about upcoming programming at Montpelier that is dedicated to trying to better understand Madison and the contradictions of…

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Virtual Book Talk: Kim Wehle

March 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy
Montpelier Station, 22957
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Kim Wehle has a true gift of breaking down material into easily understood pieces and taking the mystery out of processes that may confuse or intimidate people without a legal background. HOW TO THINK LIKE A LAWYER is for someone buying or selling a home, creating a will or healthcare proxy, negotiating a divorce, having to make health care decisions for an aging parent, contemplating a career change—or really anyone looking to cut through the confusion and feel empowered in…

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Virtual 271st Anniversary of James Madison’s Birth

March 16, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy
Montpelier Station, 22957
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Commemorate the 271st anniversary of the birth of James Madison with Facebook live of the Presidential wreath-laying by the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Clues to the Cottage: How the Montpelier Team Unraveled One Building’s Story

March 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy
Montpelier Station, 22957
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Join a panel of archaeologists, historic preservationists, and researchers to discover the stories of the Madison planter’s cottage. Once occupied by a young James Madison with his parents and siblings, this building eventually served as a kitchen and home for enslaved cooks. Exploring how this structure (and the surrounding landscape) changed over time, the panelists will demonstrate how interdisciplinary, collaborative investigation is essential in understanding a fuller, more accurate account of the past. Free! Register now and we'll send you…

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Bill of Rights Tour

March 19, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy
Montpelier Station, 22957
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March 19th & 20th, 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM This outdoor walking tour explores James Madison's primary role as “Architect” of the Bill of Rights. The tour is FREE with the purchase of a Highlights tour or Property Pass! Learn more at https://www.montpelier.org/events/billrightstour

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Bill of Rights Tour

March 19, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy
Montpelier Station, 22957
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March 19th & 20th, 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM This outdoor walking tour explores James Madison's primary role as “Architect” of the Bill of Rights. The tour is FREE with the purchase of a Highlights tour or Property Pass! Learn more at https://www.montpelier.org/events/billrightstour

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Archaeology Walking Tour: Cemetery Tour

March 19, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy
Montpelier Station, 22957
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$25/ADULTS, $13/CHILDREN, FREE CHILDREN UNDER 6 Archaeological excavations have revealed more information about the three generations of the Madison family, the enslaved community, and James Madison himself. How did James Madison want to be remembered? Were his wishes respected? How do we remember him today? Join Montpelier's Director of Archaeology and Landscape Restoration, Dr. Matthew Reeves to explore these questions on a tour of the Madison family cemetery.

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Bill of Rights Tour

March 20, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy
Montpelier Station, 22957
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March 19th & 20th, 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM This outdoor walking tour explores James Madison's primary role as “Architect” of the Bill of Rights. The tour is FREE with the purchase of a Highlights tour or Property Pass! Learn more at https://www.montpelier.org/events/billrightstour

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Bill of Rights Tour

March 20, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on March 19, 2022 at 1:30 pm

One event on March 20, 2022 at 1:30 pm

One event on March 20, 2022 at 1:30 pm

James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy
Montpelier Station, 22957
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March 19th & 20th, 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM This outdoor walking tour explores James Madison's primary role as “Architect” of the Bill of Rights. The tour is FREE with the purchase of a Highlights tour or Property Pass! Learn more at https://www.montpelier.org/events/billrightstour

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September 2022

Constitution Day at James Madison Montpelier!

September 17, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy
Montpelier Station, 22957
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September 1 - 30, 2022 Join us as we celebrate Constitution Day all month! We will be celebrating the U.S. Constitution all month Committed to Constitutional education and engagement, Montpelier is expanding its annual Constitution Day commemoration to host a series of in-person and virtual events all month. These events will highlight the US Constitution, the life of James Madison, and the contributions of the enslaved community. Join us on Saturday, September 17 for specialty tours, activity booths, and speaker panels. A…

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October 2022

2022 Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials – CANCELLED

October 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy
Montpelier Station, 22957
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2022 Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials Saturday October 1 10am - 5pm Sunday October 2 10am - 4pm 11395 Constitution Highway Montpelier Station, VA 22957 Join us for fabulous fiber vendors, workshops for adults and children, animal exhibits, sheep shearing, hands-on fiber arts demos, fiber arts competition display, children's’ activities, sheep dog trials, food, and music. Please check the website for details. Website: fallfiberfestival.org Email: info@fallfiberfestival.org Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/.../fall-fiber-festival-of-virginia

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2022 Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials – CANCELLED

October 2, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 2, 2022 at 10:00 am

James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy
Montpelier Station, 22957
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2022 Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials Saturday October 1 10am - 5pm Sunday October 2 10am - 4pm 11395 Constitution Highway Montpelier Station, VA 22957 Join us for fabulous fiber vendors, workshops for adults and children, animal exhibits, sheep shearing, hands-on fiber arts demos, fiber arts competition display, children's’ activities, sheep dog trials, food, and music. Please check the website for details. Website: fallfiberfestival.org Email: info@fallfiberfestival.org Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/.../fall-fiber-festival-of-virginia

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November 2022

87th RUNNING OF THE MONTPELIER HUNT RACES

November 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy
Montpelier Station, 22957
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7 Exciting steeplechase horse races Jack Russell Terrier Races Shopping Hat Contest Tailgating Tours of James Madison’s Montpelier Tickets on sale now! For  tickets and information www.montpelierraces.org

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