James Madison's Montpelier We The People Fall 2014 - Page 19

We T he People calendar of events 19 MANSION RES TORATION J ANUARy 5 - 1 6 , 2 0 1 5 Montpelier will be closed for mansion renovations, interior painting, and plaster repair. Follow our progress on social media! E V E RYBODY LOV ES MRS. MADISON : DOLL EY MADISON IN L E T T E RS AND PIC T UR E S OP E NIN G J ANUARy 1 7 , 2 0 1 5 This exhibit illuminates the iconic Dolley Madison, the original presidential spouse to be called “First Lady,” through her personal letters, a daguerreotype by the famed artist Matthew Brady, and a commemorative silver dollar designed by Tiffany & Co. for U.S. Mint. PR E SIDEN TS' DAY CELEB RATION F E B RUARY 1 5 , 2 0 1 5 Esteemed historian David O. Stewart will launch his new book, Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America, which offers unprecedented views into Madison’s achievements by highlighting his unique ability to collaborate with leaders from across the ideological spectrum—from Alexander Hamilton to First Lady Dolley Madison. JAM ES MADISON'S B IRTHDAY Teachers can improve their understanding of American civics through courses at the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution. Participants are provided housing on Montpelier’s historic grounds, estate tours, and meals. Scholarships are available. The Bill of Rights in Historical Perspective - march 13-15, 2015 Susan M. Leeson, J.D., Ph.D., Senior Justice Oregon Supreme Court and Lynn Uzzell, Ph.D., Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution Congress, the Constitution, and Contemporary Politics – April 10-12, 2015 William Connolly, Ph.D.,