May 12, 2009
James Madison, our fourth president, is credited with drafting the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. He also wrote, along with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, several of the essays known collectively as The Federalist Papers. We went to Montpelier, Madison's home in Virginia, a couple of years ago during the restoration. At that time, they were down to the lathe. But it was still pretty interesting to hear about the process and stand in the room where Madison looked out across the hills and fields when he wrote. Anyway, we'll be going back next week to see how things are progressing. I'm doing a Colonial Artisans Faire at Endview Plantation near Williamsburg and we'll be staying over in Virginia for some historic sightseeing and wine tasting. In the meantime, I thought you might like to see my Madison figure. He was a little bugger, but I finally got him done.
Posted by Nina Mason at 3:35 PM