Montpelier Foundation, The

Log Number: MA-30-19-0456-19

Montpelier will create an online archive of the 2003-2008 restoration of President James Madison's historic house. During the restoration, archaeologists and architectural historians produced more than 125,000 photographs, 1,500 drawings, and hundreds of reams of notes that documented the physical evidence used to restore the house to its 1810s appearance. The project team will scan, digitally tag, and link the records to an existing 3D model of the main house, forming a georeferenced database of the restoration. This will be adapted into a web-friendly format using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. Museum staff will create a series of online exhibits that highlight compelling case studies from the restoration.