Celebrating 250 & 25
Beginning Constitution Day, September 17th, 2000 the James Madison Museum will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of James Madison, and the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Museum.
Now on Display: The last known life-portrait of James Madison. This portrait by J. B. Longacre, was done in July, 1833 less than 3 years before Madison's death. The portrait is on loan from Dr. and Mrs. George G. Shackelford.
Plans call for a special exhibit on the history of the Madison family in Virginia prior to the birth of President Madison on March 16, 1751.
A traveling exhibit done in cooperation with Montpelier and James Madison University is also being planned. This exhibit will look at the many commemorative items that have been produced over the years relating to James Madison. Items will range from a t-shirt that has images of all of the Virginia Presidents, however James Madison's and James Monroe's images have been reversed; to reproductions of Madison China and Indian Peace Medals; to an early 20th Century silk given with the purchase of tobacco products.
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