• Montpelier Celebrates 10th Annual Dolley Madison Legacy Luncheon with Judy Woodruff

    Giles Morris

    May 20 - Judy Woodruff, co-anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour, delivered the keynote address at the 10th annual Dolley Madison Legacy Luncheon.

  • The Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution Uses Seminar to Educate on Slavery

    Caroline Godfrey

    November 13, 2014 - Course will examine history of slavery in America and arc of American citizenship.

  • Constitution Day 227

    Kat Imhoff

    September 17, 2014 - Today on National Constitution Day, we honor James Madison, Father of the Constitution and Architect of the Bills of Rights, for his leadership in the Constitution’s creation. 

  • James Madison's Montpelier to Convene Law Enforcement Training on U.S. Constitution

    Caroline Godfrey

    August 29, 2014 - Montpelier will host members of the law enforcement community for training on the U.S. Constitution

  • A Teacher Reflects on Montpelier

    Sean Klaver, Colonial Beach High School
    U.S. History and U.S. Government Teacher

    July 30, 2014—Great educators are always looking for ways to improve their craft and for additional resources to bring into their classroom. Perhaps even more important, however, is the fact that most teachers are life-long learners who are driven by their curiosity and their love of the subject that they teach. In pursuing opportunities for professional growth, I was directed to a seminar in one of the most unexpected places: Montpelier, the home of James Madison. 

  • Montpelier Focused on Africa's Success

    Caroline Godfrey

    July 4, 2014 - White House-backed group to study Madisonian concepts of government.

  • DC and VA Civics Teachers Convene at Montpelier for Professional Development Seminar

    Caroline Godfrey

    June 25, 2014 - Award-winning civics curriculum training at Montpelier’s Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution to be led by University of Richmond Professor of Law Henry L. Chambers, Jr.

  • David Marion, Ph.D., Explores Madison's Perspective on Human Rights

    David Marion, Elliott Professor of Government & Foreign Affairs

    May 13, 2014 - Hampton-Sydney's David Marion and international human rights advocates convene at the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution to explore the Madisonian approach to human rights issues.

  • Richmond’s Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Ranks Third in National Civics Competition

    Caroline Godfrey

    May 1, 2014 - Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies of Richmond, Virginia places third in the 27th Annual We the People National Finals.

  • The Future of Civic Education

    Communications Department

    November 5, 2013 - On November 3 and 4, the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier hosted a strategic planning summit with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, her iCivics organization, university presidents, and thought leaders from across the nation. Participants discussed how technology can be leveraged to reach both young and adult learners with the goal of inspiring them to be active, engaged citizens.