Tag: montpelier


Montpelier 5K set for March 22

The American Heritage Series, races designed to promote healthy living, community involvement, and engagement with historically significant sites, returns to Orange County with the second running of the Montpelier 5K on Saturday, March 22.

New Montpelier exhibit to tell Dolley Madison’s life story

In the 1800s, people turned to icons such as First Lady Dolley Madison to spot the latest fashion trends, just as people adopt style ideas from today’s icons. The new exhibit Dolley Madison’s Life Through Fashion: Dressing the Part at James Madison’s Montpelier uses the clothing of Dolley Madison to trace the scope of her […]

Chess pawns used by Madison, Jefferson uncovered at Montpelier

History lies hidden beneath the lush turf of Montpelier, James Madison’s lifelong home. Montpelier archaeologists recently discovered one long-kept secret that had not seen the light of day in nearly two centuries: portions of two pawns from James Madison’s chess set, most likely the same set Madison and Thomas Jefferson used in their many chess […]

Webb lauds Hallowed Ground legislation

Item by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Legislation sponsored by Virginia senators Jim Webb and John Warner to designate a 175-mile corridor along U.S. 15 in Northern Virginia and Central Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic as a National Heritage Area passed the U.S. Senate today. The region designated by the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area Act […]