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SPRING 2017 CALENDAR We want to hear from you! For additional events and information, please visit montpelier.org. WALKING TOURS ARCHAEOLOGY TOURS ADDITIONAL EVENTS ENSLAVED COMMUNITY WALKING TOUR: Twice daily through October EXCAVATION UPDATE: June 17, August 26, September 16 Tour the current excavations with a Montpelier archaeologist. Learn about the newest discoveries and see the latest finds. SECOND ANNUAL JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION: June 17 Journey through the lives of more than 200 enslaved individuals during the Madison period. Visit the village where they lived, the cellars and fields where they worked, and the cemetery where they now rest. Learn from the stories of individuals and families, and their often complex relationships with the Madisons. HISTORIC LANDSCAPE TOUR: June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7 Peel back 250 years of landscaping to learn how the grounds of Montpelier evolved through generations of landowners from a working plantation to a trove of champion trees and unique plantings. CIVIL WAR TRAIL AND GILMORE FARM TOUR: June 24, October 21 Explore the archaeological remains of McGowan’s Brigade, a Confederate winter camp. JOURNEY FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM: June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14 Visit sites and original structures that bring to life the generations of enslaved individuals who lived at Montpelier. BIG WOODS WALK: July 9, October 15 Hike through the National Landmark Forest and learn about ecology, conservation, and Madison’s role as an early environmentalist. WORKING WOODS WALK: July 16, October 22 Venture into the Demonstration Forest to discover cultivation strategies that generate mutual benefit to man and nature. BEHIND THE SCENES ARCHAEOLOGY LAB TOUR: July 22 Visit the lab with the Archaeology Curator. See how artifacts get from being buried in the ground to displayed in the House. CEMETERY ARCHAEOLOGY WALKING TOUR: October 28 Tour the Madison and slave cemeteries with a Montpelier archaeologist. Learn how we identify, commemorate, and preserve burials and grave makers. HOUSE TOURS CIVIL WAR HOUSE TOUR: June 24, October 21 Trace the sequence of events, decisions, and compromises that led from Madison’s work to create the Union to its near destruction in the Civil War. FAMILY-FRIENDLY TOUR: June, July, and August Children and families will learn about the history of Montpelier, the Madisons, and the enslaved community through artifacts, letters, paintings, and the House. SUMMER DISCOUNTS Montpelier is offering free admission to all children 14 and under with a paying adult from July 5-August 31. Celebrate African American art, history, music, food, faith, family, and freedom, commemorating the end of slavery. Co-sponsored by the Orange County African American Historical Society and the Arts Center of Orange. EXCAVATION EXPEDITIONS: July 16-21, July 30-August 4, August 13-18, September 3-8, September 17-23, October 1-6, October 15-20 This week-long program allows you to work side-by-side with professional archaeologists as they guide you working in an excavation unit.While digging through Madison-era deposits, you will experience the excitement of uncovering artifacts that have been buried for more than two centuries. CONSTITUTION DAY ELEVENTH ANNUAL STATE OF THE CONSTITUTION LECTURE: September 14 Join us in honoring James Madison for his leadership in the creation of the U.S. Constitution during this free lecture and panel discussion at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. CONSTITUTION DAY CELEBRATION: September 16 Celebrate the anniversary of the U.S. Constitution with family and friends on the historic grounds of Montpelier. Learn, feast, and play with House tours, music, children’s activities, and food. FALL FIBER FESTIVAL: October 7-8 Great workshops for adults and children, animal exhibits, sheep dog trials, hands-on demonstrations, a fleece sale, fiber and craft vendors, music, and more. The Montpelier Foundation Board of Directors   Nancy N. Campbell, Chairman Eugene W. Hickok, Vice Chairman Dennis A. Kernahan, Vice Chairman & Treasurer Margaret H. Jordan, Secretary Kat Imhoff, President & CEO Sean T. O’Brien, Executive VP & COO John Adams François L. Baird Arthur H. Bryant, Jr. Dennis M. Campbell Patricia Crowe David T. Dreier Paul W. Edmondson Florence B. Fowlkes Linda C. Gibson Stacey Zolt Hara Robert A. Leath Stephen T. McLean Leigh B. Middleditch, Jr. Frank Qiu Jack N. Rakove Gail Serfaty Alan Taylor Directors Emeritus Joe Grills, Chairman Emeritus William H. Lewis, Chairman Emeritus Gregory May, Chairman Emeritus Arthur J. Collias David E. Gibson A. E. Dick Howard Ralph Ketcham Richard Moe Louise B. Potter Hunter R. Rawlings III William C. Remington Cynthia M. Reusché Margaret B. Rhoads Peter G. Rice H. B. Sedwick III John J. Sponski Elizabeth B. Waters Ex Officio Mrs. Henry E.I. duPont Mr. H.E. Irenee duPont II Photography Credits Eric Bendick: page 21 Lynne Brubaker: page 2 Ethan Hickerson, Mobelux: page 4 Eduardo Montes-Bradley: front & back   cover, pages 8-11, page 25 Jen Fariello Photography: page 26 Jenniffer Powers: page 5 (top left) Kendall Madigan: pages 5 (top right,   bottom), page 24 Jennifer Glass: pages 2-3, 14-17 Northern Lights Productions: page 13 (top right) Proun Design: page 6, pages 12-13 Matthew Reeves: page 8 (top and   bottom left) Kelley Spurlock: page 18 W. Birch & Sons: page 5 (top middle) Diego Valdez, The Frontier Project: page 22 We The People is published by The Montpelier Foundation. © 2017 by The Montpelier Foundat