James Madison's home in Orange County will reopen to the public this Saturday with several restored rooms and a new exhibit on the way.
Crews have been working on several maintenance projects inside Montpelier over the past two weeks. These include cleaning behind artwork on the walls and lime-washing areas such as the cellar.
The director of restorations says they've been working in blocks to repair damage and cracks caused by the 2011 earthquake.
“Instead of dealing with that issue of patching the plaster in one fell swoop, what we are doing is every time we are populating a space with furnishings and new exhibits, we allow that time to be when we patch and repair the room and bring it up to standard,” said John Jeanes, Montpelier’s director of restorations.
Montpelier will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The new exhibit in the old library will be open to public over Presidents Weekend on February 17.