One Visitor Has Special Interest

Bettye Kearse wanted to see what Montpelier looked like when her ancestors lived there as the slaves of President James Madison. So she made the trip from Boston, where she’s a pediatrician, to tour the restored mansion. During yesterday’s celebration, she sat in the third row of the VIP section, within feet of two Supreme Court justices and political dignitaries. It was probably the 10th time she has visited the Orange County estate. “I’m very comfortable there. It’s part of my legacy, my feeling of belonging,” the 65-year-old said. But Kearse believes her connection to Montpelier goes beyond those who worked in the cotton fields or cooked in the kitchen. Read More

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