Events 2014


Christian J. Cotz    

George Gilmore, former Montpelier slave, built this cabin in the early 1870s from the remains of the deserted Confederate camp just to the north.

The African American Experience at Montpelier

Making the Invisible Visible

Thursday, June 19 | 6 pm – 9 pm

From sites of 18th century enslavement through Jim Crow segregation, few historic sites boast the ability to interpret the arc of African American history as comprehensively as James Madison’s Montpelier.

Join Christian Cotz as he explores the story of African American history at Montpelier, reveals individuals from the historical record, and discusses Montpelier’s research and interpretive efforts.

Christian J. Cotz is the Director of Education and Visitor Engagement at James Madison’s Montpelier. Since 2000, he has been instrumental in designing school programs, experiential learning venues, exhibits and interpretive programs at the home of the Father of the Constitution.

This event is the first in a series of collaborations between Montpelier and the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. Reception proceeds the talk.

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Children's Summer Film Series

Kirikou and the Sorceress

Saturday, June 21, 2014 | 3pm & 5:30 pm
Suggested donation $5.00

Tickets available at the door