Log Cabin School: Rebuilding 19th century Montpelier
Log Cabin School: Rebuilding 19th century Montpelier
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Sunday, February 16th 2014
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James Madison's Montpelier

Join Montpelier’s craftsmen in hewing logs to recreate one of the early 19th century slave quarters that was adjacent to the mansion. Participants will spend a week learning authentic wood working and joinery techniques that were used in Madison’s era. Based on information derived from archaeological excavations, we will be recreating the cabin that was lived in by Granny Millie (described in Lafayette’s visit in 1825).

While participating in the program, you will stay in the antebellum plantation house,“Arlington House,” or for those wanting private rooms, there are other housing options at Montpelier and at local B&Bs. For more information, please visit or contact Matt Reeves, Director of Archaeology and Landscape Restoration, at

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