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Memories of Montpelier:
Home of James and Dolley Madison--
Supplementary Resources

By looking at Memories of Montpelier: Home of James and Dolley Madison, students visit the Madisons' plantation home and their world of social prominence, and explore some contemporary views of slavery. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.

National Trust For Historic Preservation
Montpelier is one of the 20 historic sites owned by the National Trust For Historic Preservation. In addition to the history of Montpelier, the website has information on landscaping as well as the present-day archaeology on the grounds of Montpelier. The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, and advocacy to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities. Click here to learn more about the Montpelier restoration.

National Park Service Travel Itineraries
The Discover Our Shared Heritage online travel itinerary on American Presidents provides information on places associated with the 4th President of the United States, James Madison, including Montpelier.

The National Park Service, with local partners, created a travel itinerary along Virginia's Route 15 called Journey Through Hallowed Ground. The itinerary features a description and photographs of Montpelier.

The online travel itinerary, Virginia Main Street Communities provides information on over 50 places listed in the National Register, including Montpelier, that are playing a role in the downtown revitalization of Virginia Main Street Communities, including Montpelier.

University of Virginia: The Papers of James Madison
"The Papers of James Madison" is a compilation of numerous documents surrounding the life of James Madison. The published volumes provide accurate texts of Madison's incoming and outgoing correspondence, informative notes on textual and subject matters, and comprehensive indexes. Also available are online images of documents written by James Madison and a biography.

Virginia Center for Digital History: The Dolley Madison Project
This website is devoted to the life, letters, and legacy of Dolley Payne Todd Madison, wife of James Madison and the most important First Lady of the 19th Century. Included on the site are materials to help you understand Mrs. Madison and to read her letters.

Library of Congress: American Memory Collection
Search the American Memory Collection Web page for a variety of historical resources on James Madison. Included on the Web site are historic portraits of James and Dolley Madison, as well as correspondence, Congressional Broadsides, and more. Also search on Montpelier for architectural documentation of the site by Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record.

The White House
Visit the White House Web site for historical biographies on James and Dolley Madison and for more information about the office of the presidency.

The Constitution Society
The Constitution Society is a private non-profit organization dedicated to research and public education on the principles of constitutional republican government. Included are numerous online documents on basic principles of the U.S. Constitution; founding documents; rights, powers, and duties; and much more.

 

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