Montpelier, the home of President James and his wife Dolly Madison is only a few miles from Inn at Meander Plantation. A fantastic new day long symposium: The Founding Friendship and Enduring Legacy of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, will take place Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Visit James Madison’s home for a day-long symposium on the close personal and professional friendship between the Father of the Constitution and the author of the Declaration of Independence. Notable founding era scholars from across the country will offer remarks on the “long period of … private friendship and political harmony” of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. A companion exhibit will open on October 13 in the Grills Gallery.

The exhibit will be on display through the end of the year. Montpelier is offering this special symposium to the public at no charge. Register for the symposium and lunch online by October 8, 2012. Please call 540.672.2728 x418, or email with questions.