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James Madison's Montpelier  Home of James & Dolley Madison: Father of the Constitution & Architect of the Bill of Rights, & America's 1st First Lady.

http://www.montpelier.org/

Golden hour at Montpelier.

Loved having some #YALI2017 Fellows sharing their stories in our Potter Studios today. @presidentialprecinct

Perfect day for our Big Woods Walk & exploring the trees that grow in the Old Growth Forest at Montpelier.

Forecast calling for a beautiful weekend... Get outside and explore Montpelier with a walking tour! We are offering the Journey from Slavery to Freedom tour on Saturday and the Big Woods Walk on Sunday. #trustsites #explore #history #trail #hiking
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Thanks @mobelux & @ethandoesthings for the 📷📷

Happy #FourthofJuly! Today marks 241 years since the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress. James Madison subscribed to John Binns' Declaration of Independence in 1816, displaying the engraving in the Drawing Room when it arrived at Montpelier in 1820. Although Madison's copy has not been found and may not have survived, this commemorative edition of the Declaration of Independence, like the one Madison owned, is currently on display in our House. Keep an eye out for it on your next visit! #collectmontpelier [1819, ink on paper, MF2014.62.1.]

We're blooming in the Annie duPont Formal Garden 🏵️🌼

Can you spot that wonderful #red roof on the Temple?

"I was present when he died. That morning Sukey brought him his breakfast, as usual. He could not swallow. His niece, Mrs. Willis, said, 'What is the matter, Uncle James?' 'Nothing more than a change of mind, my dear.' His head instantly dropped, and he ceased breathing as quietly as the snuff of a candle goes out." -Paul Jennings, from "A Colored Man's Reminiscences of James Madison" #thisdayinhistory #trustsites #greatlittlemadison

"I think that my students and others don't understand that I was 15 years old before I could go into certain businesses here in Orange, Virginia. So we've really only been free 50 years or so, not 200 years." #MereDistinction #Juneteenth #AmericanHistory
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@northernlightp @montesbradley

Happy #FlagDay! On this day in 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the Stars & Stripes as the national flag.

#Repost from @jason.hiner:
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On Saturday at Montpelier, these amazing historical interpreters (Jerome Bias and Cheyney McKnight) demonstrated how enslaved workers fed an entire plantation in the early 1800s.
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#slavery #history #cooking #kitchen #meals #historicalinterpreter #historysite #historical #historichome #historicsite #montpelier #virginia #slaves #racism #planation #historylesson #travel #travelphotography

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