I Won!

21/11/12 1:07 PM


The Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to the teaching of founding principles and constitutional ideals. Established in 2002 by The Montpelier Foundation, the Center for the Constitution is located at the home of James and Dolley Madison near the town of Orange, Virginia. The Montpelier Foundation is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to present the legacy of James Madison as Father of the U.S. Constitution, architect of the Bill of Rights, and fourth president of the United States.

The Center conducts educational programs that foster a deep appreciation for the principles of constitutionalism in America, such as human liberty, popular sovereignty, fundamental law, and good government. Drawing on primary source materials, such as the U.S. Constitution and The Federalist Papers, participants to the Center’s programs will engage in conversation and debate to develop a broader understanding of constitutional principles. Participants also study other founding documents as well as historical and contemporary forms of government.

Programs offered by the Center are designed for professionals who implement or teach the Constitution and influence others’ understanding of constitutional principles, including educators, elected officials, judges, the media, public servants, international groups, and law enforcement officials, among others.

The Constitutional Village, home of the Center’s academic and residential facilities, is comprised of renovated early 20th-century farmhouses. The classroom and dining room are located in Lewis Hall, a renovated carriage house. In the spirit of Dolley Madison’s renowned hospitality, participants are welcomed to the Constitutional Village for collegial and wide-ranging discussion of the most important concepts that define our country and how they extend into modern society and the civic fabric of America.

To learn more about the Center please visit them on the Web at


The Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier also has a Facebook Fan Page at


“Madison on the Move”
In Front of Lewis Hall at Montpelier

On their Facebook Fan Page, they have been playing a game call “Madison on the Move”. They will post a picture of a James Madison bobblehead in front of a location. You have to be the first to guess the location correctly. This week I was the first to guess that he was at Lewis Hall at Montpelier! So I won a prize. I don’t know what that prize is yet, they are going to mail it to me. But it was a really nice surprise after such a week!

Click below to visit their page and join in the fun!

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32 Comments on “I Won!”

  1. Congratulations!

  2. Thank you! Its going to be hard to beat me if you play. I think I have most of Montpelier committed to memory.

  3. terry1954 Says:

    congratulations my friend, what a bright spot in your week. amazing but you are so brilliant, i am not surprised at all!!

  4. Thank you! I know its going to be hard to beat me on this subject. I guess I am going to have to make sure I give others a chance.

  5. Congratulations. I agree. You deserve a bright spot in your week.

  6. Thank you. It did make me smile. 🙂

  7. Chillbrook Says:

    Congratulations. After the week you’ve had that must have given you a well deserved lift. Well done. 🙂

  8. Thank you. It was great to smile again.

  9. Angeline M Says:

    Congrats! I think an angel sent that to you 🙂

  10. Thank you. I think you are right!

  11. Gary Lum Says:

    Well done. Congratulations 🙂

  12. Thank you! I would like to thank the academy for this… oh wait, that’s the wrong award! 😉

  13. Hey, nicely done!

  14. Thank you 😉

  15. Sarah Says:

    Congratulations – if anyone deserves good things to come their way, it’s you.

  16. Aw thank you!

  17. Think the prize is the bobble head? 😉 Either way congrats.

  18. Thank you. That is funny you say that. It’s what my son thinks it is.

  19. Mrs. P Says:

    That’s awesome!

  20. Thank you! I think it was too!

  21. Fresh Says:

    Congrats! And have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  22. Thank you! And Happy Thanksgiving too!

  23. Amy Says:

    Congrats! How cool. Thank you for sharing the wonderful news with us! I don’t mean to impose it on you… I just posted an inspiring talk, you may enjoy it if you have 23 to spare.

  24. Thank you! I will have to read it. I have been answering comments most of the time that I am on. I have been trying to catch up on my reading between comments and appointments we have to do for the funeral.

  25. How wonderful! Sometimes it is the little things that help to lift our spirits.

  26. Thank you. Yes I have to say it did give me a good lift.

  27. Clanmother Says:

    Hello, I have just nominated your blog for the Beautiful Blogger Award:


    Please accept my kind regards without any obligation. This is my thanks for being an inspiration to me on my blogging journey.

    Rebecca aka Clanmother

  28. Thank you so much Rebecca! We really appreciate you sharing us with your readers! It means a lot to us!

  29. MommyVerbs Says:

    Congratulations! What a fun way to include folks in sharing their knowledge of historical people and places! Thanks for stopping by and … more importantly, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Engage the day!

  30. Thank you and thank you for stopping by ours! We look forward to seeing more of your blog in the future! Happy Thanksgiving!

  31. adinparadise Says:

    Congratulations to you. Really happy that you won. 🙂

  32. Thank you! It was a nice surprise!