From 1844, when Dolley sold Montpelier, to 1983, Montpelier changed hands six times. Montpelier is now owned and operated as a 2,700-acre historic museum property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Questions for Painting 1
1. List the similarities and differences between Photo 1 and Illustration 1. Why do you think the house itself has changed over time?
2. What can places like Montpelier tell us about our past?
3. Do you think it is important to preserve historic places such as Montpelier? Why or why not?
* The photo on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Photo 1, but be aware that the file will take as much as 31 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.