Historic Building Documentation Expedition at James Madison’s Montpelier

Embark on an immersive journey during this exhilarating one-week program! Participants will delve into the intricate examination of 20th century duPont buildings, gaining hands-on experience as they explore two historic structures on-site. From capturing interiors through photography to meticulously recording details and crafting floorplans, every moment is a step towards understanding and preserving architectural heritage.

Venturing into the field, participants will assess potential threats to buildings and provide recommendations for stabilization. The culmination of their efforts will be the creation of digitally tagged albums, seamlessly integrated with detailed 3D digital models for Montpelier’s cutting-edge GIS projects.

But that’s not all! Engaging lectures and exclusive tours led by Montpelier staff will unravel the vivid stories of various structures on property, including iconic landmarks such as the Montpelier main house and the Gilmore Cabin—a 19th-century freedman’s cabin. Witnessing live demonstrations featuring state-of-the-art equipment like drones and DSLR cameras, participants will be captivated by the intersection of tradition and technology.

As the program draws to a close, participants will seize the opportunity to personally contribute to the legacy by crafting a 3D model of a historic structure. Get ready for a week filled with exploration, discovery, and a deep dive into the fascinating world of historic architecture!

Event Details

Date & Time

Location

James Madison’s Montpelier

June 11, 2022

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