Past Interpretations

Date Event Description Contact and Link
Sept. 17th, 2009 Mr. Madison at Juneau-Douglas High School and Community Program at Centennial Hall with fellow interpreter John Venables (as William Henry Seward) for Constitution Day. Juneau, Alaska From 9am-11am, Mr. Madison and Mr. Seward spoke to two different history classes at JDHS in honor of Constitution Day. Took questions from students after the two of us spoke about the Constitution, its creation, and its importance. From 5pm-7pm, did the same program for community members at Centennial Hall. Mr. John Venables, Alaska interpreter of William Henry Seward.
Sept. 19th, 2009 Mr. Madison at the Nugget Mall with fellow interpreter John Venables in honor of Constitution Day. Juneau, Alaska From 10am-1pm, Mr. Madison and Mr. Seward spoke in a room at Nugget Mall to a small audience of Alaska residents and congressmen about the Constitution, its creation and its importance then took questions. Mr. John Venables, Alaska interpreter of William Henry Seward.
Oct. 15th, 2009 Mr. Madison appears at homeschool facility for little children. Juneau, Alaska From 8am-10am, Mr. Madison appeared before about 30 homeschool students to read to them a few children’s books about the founding of our nation and the creation of the Constitution. Derron Peterson, husband of wife of the homeschool program
Oct. 24th, 2009 Mr. Madison hosts family house party for church and friends. From 5pm-9pm, Mr. Madison spoke to and mingled with 40 friends and church members. RealLife Foursquare Church, and Mark and Tillia Everett
Oct. 30th, 2009 Informative Speech as Madison in GHIST American History class and Communications class at University of Alaska Southeast. Mr. Madison appeared for an hour in the morning before a history class to speak at length about his life and legacy. Then, a few hours later, appeared before a communications class to do the same thing.
Nov. 29th, 2009 President James Madison’s First State of the Union Address! University of Alaska Southeast. In front of a small UAS assembly, Mr. Madison spoke his First State of the Union Address from Nov. 29th, 1809, then discussed his bicentennial presidency and its beginning on March 4th, 1809.
Jan. 11th, 2010 and Jan. 12th, 2010 Mr. Madison appears at Auke Bay Elementary School, Juneau, Alaska. Mr. Madison came from 8am-10:30pm at Auke Bay Elementary and spoke for half hour intervals in seven classrooms to students, 3rd – 5th grades. Talking about his life, then having question and answer sessions. Joann Jones, teacher
Jan. 20th, 2010 Mr. Madison appears at Harborview Elementary School, Juneau, Alaska From 1:30pm-3pm, Mr. Madison appeard at Harborview Elementary to speak with a couple 4th grade and 5th grade classes about his life and legacy then took questions.
Feb. 15th, 2010 Presidents Day in Juneau Alaska! In honor of Presidents Day, Mr. Madison walked about the Valley and UAS n Juneau, speaking with students and fellow passersby.
Mar. 16th, 2010 Mr. Madison appears to celebrate his 259th birthday! Mr. Madison appeared with the Everett family to speak and enjoy his birthday at home. [Dolley Madison PBS DVD is also released at this point.]
Apr. 23rd, 2010 “Global Gala” Event at UAS Recreation Center! From 6:30pm to 10pm, the annual Global Gala event was held at UAS, and for 20 minutes onstage, Mr. Madison spoke about his life in brief. Other performances included dancers, singes, and cultural enthusiasts for the event. UAS Event Student Coordinator, Andria Budbill
July 4th, 2010 Mr. Madison walks for the second time in the annual Juneau capital city Fourth of July Parade! From 11am – 3pm, Mr. Madison walked both in the downtown Juneau and in the Douglas Island Fourth of July Parades. This year he walked with the Juneau Democratic-Republican American Flag Float.
Aug. 27th, 2010 First appearance ever at JMU, Fridays on the Square in Harrisonburg, VA as President James Madison At 6pm, Mr. Madison came with the JMU Communications Department to speak to a downtown crowd about JMU. Pam Brock, of James Madison University Communications
Aug. 29th, 2010 Mr. Madison walks about JMU campus informally, for the first time. Article published in The Breeze about it on Sept. 2nd. Mr. Madison, for a day’s entirety, mingles and speaks to and with JMU students and faculty as he walks about the campus grounds. The Face of Madison
Sept. 2nd and Sept. 3rd, 2010 Mr. Madison walks about JMU campus informally. Mr. Madison, for a day’s entirety, mingles and speaks to and with JMU students and faculty as he walks about the campus grounds.
Sept. 11th, 2010 Mr. Madison attends “Children’s First Day” at Eastern Mennonite University, then is swept off by the joys of the JMU football victory back oncampus. Article in The Breeze about football victory. From 10am-3pm, Mr. Madison mingled with and spoke to dozens of Harrisonburg children at this fair event, accompanied by a young lady who was interpreting a Civil War era woman. We mingled together arm in arm with students. Then, once returned, was overwhelmed by thousands of enthusiastic JMU students to celebrate the JMU football win. Bill Wilson, Director of Madison Institutes
Sept. 17th, 2010 Mr. Madison speaks at Constitution Celebration on the Commons, JMU. Also had Anti Federalist vs. Federalist Debate in GPOSC class. From 11am – 1pm, Mr. Madison spoke at and signed US Constitutions for the Constitution Day celebration on the Commons, run by Madison Institutes. Then, Mr. Madison debated with GPOSC class about the Constitution’s ratification. Professor Broscheid, Associate Professor of Political Science at JMU
Sept. 20th, 2010 Mr. Madison gives a speech about leadership and integrity to the JMU Honor Council. From 6pm-7pm, Mr. Madison spoke at length to the new JMU Honors Council of 2010-2011 about leadership and integrity.
Sept. 25th, 2010 Mr. Madison attends JMU History Club Picnic in Purcell Park, Harrisonburg, VA At 5pm, Mr. Madison came with the JMU History Club to speak and mingle with them for their annual History Picnic.
Sept. 26th, 2010 Mr. Madison attends JMU football game, for the first time At 6pm, Mr. Madison attended JMU football game, mingling with students and alumni around the seating and perimeter.
Oct. 1st and Oct. 2nd, 2010 Mr. Madison attends Forbes Center and JMU’s Open House. From 12:30pm-5:30pm, all about campus, JMU upheld activities and events all day for students, parents and alumni. Mr. Madison participated by mingling in and out of events to speak with people. Dr. George Sparks, Dean of the Theatre and Dance Department at JMU.
Oct. 3rd, 2010 Mr. Madison attends Family Weekend Open House at the Forbes Center, with his own booth. From 10am-3pm, Mr. Madison attended the Forbes Center Open House, where he spoke with teachers, alumni and community members about his life, answering any questions. Dr. George Sparks, Dean of the Theatre and Dance Department at JMU.
Oct. 14th, 2010 Mr. Madison attends the UPB Late Night Breakfast program time, at Festival, JMU. At 10pm at Festival, Mr. Madison attended the Late Night Breakfast program, mingling about with students.
Oct. 15th and Oct. 16th, 2010 Homecoming Weekend! Mr. Madison attends JMU football game in honor of Homecoming, then attends the CMSS Stompmania Step Show, as the host of the Greek introductions onstage. At 3:30pm, Mr. Madison attended JMU football game, mingling with students and alumni around the seating and perimeter. Then at 7pm, he went to the CMSS Stompmania Step Show where he spoke to the crowd for about 20 minutes in front of hundreds, introducing the Greek Houses and performances. Tenea Lowery, leader of the Center for Multicultural Students Services.
Oct. 22nd, 2010 Alternate Routes Madison Union Conference at JMU, Festival. At 5:30pm, Mr. Madison was invited to attend the Madison Union Conference in Festival to both participate and formally speak to the crowd of alumni and students about national unity and the perspective of such unity in a University setting and national setting. “Alternate Routes 2010 ACUI Region 5 Speakers”
Oct. 28th, 2010 “A Dinner with President James Madison” Shenandoah Hall, JMU At 8pm till 10pm, Mr. Madison hosted a formal wine, fruit, bread and cheese banquet dinner in the events room of JMU’s Shenandoah Hall. Keith Zirkle, Shenandoah Hall RA
Nov. 13th, 2010 Mr. Madison attends JMU football game. At 1:30pm, Mr. Madison attended JMU football game, mingling with students and alumni around the seating and perimeter.
Nov. 19th, 2010 Mr. Madison walks about JMU campus informally. Mr. Madison, for a day’s entirety, mingles and speaks to and with JMU students and faculty as he walks about the campus grounds.
Nov. 25th, 2010 Thanksgiving Celebration! Fairmont, West Virginia For a day’s entirety, Mr. Madison mingled about with Everett and Ebert family, then family friends all about Rock Lake, meeting and speaking to people about his life and answering dozens of questions. Virginia Louise Everett
Dec. 1st, 2010 UPB and Student Activities Program, Tea Time with President James Madison From 4pm-5pm, Mr. Madison hosted a Tea Time event fro UPB’s weekly Tea Time program. He drank tea and mingled with students and staff who wished to enjoy a tale or two from the President. Evan Balaber, Student Activities representative
Dec. 6th, 2010 Operation Santa Claus Program, at Grafton-Stovall From 6:30pm-8pm, Mr. Madison attended the annual JMU Operation Santa Claus event, making a brief appearance onstage, then mingling with students. Claire Austin, director of Operation Santa Claus
Dec. 12th, 2010 Phi Sigma Pi Honors Fraternity Presentation, ISAT at JMU. At 5pm, Mr. Madison was invited to present awards and speak in front of the Phi Sigma Pi Honors program in honor of new and old members. Melissa Reitano, Honors director
Dec. 15th, 2010 UREC Warm Winter Wish program From 1pm-5pm, Mr. Madison spoke at and participated in the Warm Winter Wish program for Christmas foster and homeless shelters, wrapping gifts and mingling with students.
Jan. 4th, 2011 Mr. Madison appears at Auke Bay Elementary School, Juneau, Alaska. Article from Juneau Empire also published. Mr. Madison came from 8am-noon at Auke Bay Elementary and spoke for half hour intervals in seven classrooms to students, 3rd – 5th grades. Talking about his life, then having question and answer sessions. JoAnn Jones, teacher
“President Madison visits Auke Bay”
Jan. 15th, 2011 Mr. Madison walks about JMU campus informally after my Breeze publication about Madison’s presidency Mr. Madison, for a day’s entirety, mingles and speaks to and with JMU students and faculty as he walks about the campus grounds. “Madison Made Good Decisions in Wartime”
Jan. 20th, 2011 Mr. Madison attends JMU Festival event for Student Organization and Late Night Breakfast From 9pm – 11pm, Mr. Madison appeared for the UPB JMU program at Festival at JMU to mingle with students and give a brief speech on the music stage during a Late Night Breakfast
Jan. 25th, 2011 Mr. Madison attends a Religious Liberty Lecture at JMU in Memorial Hall, JMU. Article from HerCampus also published. At 7pm, Mr. Madison attended a JMU Interfaith Coalition program lecture given by a philosophy professor at JMU regarding religious liberty, Religious Freedom – “Should We Celebrate or Condemn Religious Freedom?” James Madison versus Patrick Henry Dr. William Hawk, Professor of Philosophy and Religion at JMU“The Myth, The Legend: James Madison Girl”
Jan. 31st and Feb. 1st, 2011 Mr. Madison walks about JMU campus informally Mr. Madison, for a day’s entirety, mingles and speaks to and with JMU students and faculty as he walks about the campus grounds.
Feb. 10th, 2011 Mr. Madison speaks for the Harrisonburg JOY group, Harrisonburg, Virginia From noon – 1pm, Mr. Madison went to a local Presbyterian Church and spoke to a gathering about his life and had a question and answer session afterwards Mrs. Avis Kirk-Smith, leader of the JOY group
Feb. 12th, 2011 Mr. Madison attends the Gulf Love Ball at JMU Festival, just preceding my Breeze publication about James and Dolley. At 7:30pm, Mr. Madison made a formal appearance among students and faculty at the Gulf Love Ball, which donated money to cleaning the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico “A Madison Love affair”
Feb. 21st, 2011 Mr. Madison attends CHOICES all day for JMU students informally, then speaks in Harrison Hall for a press conference with the Madison Historians – all for President’s Day! After mingling during the day around campus with prospective JMU students, at 7pm Mr. Madison held a formal two hour long press conference with the Madison Historians, being video-taped and spoke about his life, afterwards having a question and answer session Dr. Michael J. Seth, Associate Professor of History at JMU
Feb. 22nd, 2011 Mr. Madison speaks in the Estes Lab at JMU for a class who interviews him in pairs. Also filmed as a segment in JMU’s CIT Step Up program video. At 12:30pm, Mr. Madison spoke to Richard Ingram’s class briefly about his life before they paired up and audio recorded themselves interviewing Madison with their own questions. He also filmed a brief part in JMU’s Step Up video that afternoon. Dr. Richard Ingram, Director of the Office of Technology and Special Projects and Director of the JMU Partnership for 21st Century Skills
JMU Step Up video
Mar. 10th, 2011 Mr. Madison speaks at Cornerstone Christian School in Harrisonburg, Virginia Over Spring Break, Mr. Madison spoke to a large classroom of 60 3rd – 6th grade students from 1:30pm- 3pm about his life and held a question and answer session
Mar. 15th and Mar. 16th, 2011 Mr. Madison walks about JMU campus informally in celebration of his 260th birthday and preceding my Breeze article about James Madison and his birthday! Also Madison Society Spirit Rock appearance. Mr. Madison, for a day’s entirety, mingles and speaks to and with JMU students and faculty as he walks about the campus grounds. “James Madison Honored”
“Respect the Rock…”
Mar. 17th and Mar. 18th, 2011 Mr. Madison walks about JMU campus informally in honor of James Madison Day (18th), after his birthday. Mr. Madison, for a day’s entirety, mingles and speaks to and with JMU students and faculty as he walks about the campus grounds. Made a special appearance at Mrs. Greens.
Mar. 22nd, 2011 Mr. Madison attends the Class of 2013 Ring Premiere in Festival, JMU From 6pm – 8pm, accompanied by Duke Dog, Mr. Madison attended the 2013 class ring celebration, where he went onstage and spoke briefly then mingled and took pictures with students. Shenandoah Hall RA, Keith Zirkle
Apr. 4th, 2011 Mr. Madison speaks for a little program run by Madison Historians and Student Activities, “An Evening with President Madison” in Taylor Down Under, JMU From 7pm – 10pm, Mr. Madison spoke on a little stage for a small but intimate audience of students at TDU about his life then held a long question and answer session Evan Balaber, Student Activities representative.
Apr. 7th, 2011 Mr. Madison speaks at a small program run by Wampler Hall by a facilities manager At 7pm, Mr. Madison came and spoke about integrity and leadership to a group of about 40 JMU Wampler residents at a progam run by Todd, a facilities manager.
Apr. 8th, 2011 Mr. Madison attends JMU Fusion program by Student Activities at Hillside Field, then attends the Parents Council Meeting at Festival. At 3:30pm, Mr. Madison briefly attended and was interviewed at the Fusion program by UPB, then at 5pm went to Festival where he met again with Mr. mark Plante and mingled with the Parents Council Meeting. Ate with the Council in Festival Ballroom at formal dinner. Mr. Mark Plante
Apr. 9th, 2011 Mr. Madison speaks at the Sons of the American Revolution program in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Afterwards, he spoke at the beginning of the JMU Big Event on the Quad. Then mingled informally at the Festival lawn for Madipalooza, a fair event. From 8am – 10am, Mr. Madison spoke formally to the Harrisonburg branch of the Sons of the American Revolution about his life then held a brief question and answer session. From 10am – 3pm, Mr. Madison then came back to campus to speak to the hundreds of JMU students gathered on the Quad for the Big Event. Then he went to Festival lawn from 4pm – 7pm to mingle and speak with students. Senior member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Mr. Hank Almond
Apr. 16th, 2011 Mr. Madison attends the Relay for Life event run by JMU Relay at Godwin Hall, JMU From 5pm – 9pm, Mr. Madison formally attended the Relay for Life event, in which he mingled with hundreds of students all there to fight against cancer. Ms. Toni Herrmann, JMU Relay Chair senior
Video about Relay for Life, Mr. Madison in it
Apr. 18th, 2011 Mr. Madison walks about JMU campus informally for CHOICES Mr. Madison, for a day’s entirety, mingles and speaks to and with JMU prospective students as he walks about the campus grounds. Madison Ensured Religious Freedom
Apr. 28th, 2011 Mr. Madison walks about JMU campus informally but for a special friend and visitor, Dr. Ralph Ketcham and his wife Julia who came to see me specially! Mr. Madison, for a day’s entirety, mingles and speaks to and with JMU students and Mr. Ketcham and wife as he walks about the campus grounds. Dr. Ralph Ketcham
May 4th, 2011 Mr. Madison walks about JMU campus informally Mr. Madison, for a day’s entirety, mingles and speaks to and with JMU students and faculty as he walks about the campus grounds.
July 4th, 2011 Mr. Madison walks for the third time in the annual Juneau capital city Fourth of July Parade! From 11am – 3pm, Mr. Madison walked both in the downtown Juneau and in the Douglas Island Fourth of July Parades. This year he walked with the Juneau Volunteer Marching Band.
Aug. 31st and Sept. 2nd, 2011 Mr. Madison walks about JMU campus informally Mr. Madison, for a day’s entirety, mingles and speaks to and with JMU students and faculty as he walks about the campus grounds.
Sept. 9th, 2011 Mr. Madison speaks to formal heads of the Montebello Packaging Corporation in Harrisonburg, Virginia From 8am – 10am, Mr. Madison spoke to a group of men and women in charge of the Montebello Packaging Company about his life in front of portraits of he and his presidential predecessors. Ms. Diane Watson, senior employee of Montebello packaging
Sept. 10th, 2011 Mr. Madison attends JMU football game At 6pm, Mr. Madison attended JMU football game, mingling with students and alumni around the seating and perimeter.
Sept. 11th, 2011 Mr. Madison attends formal ceremony for the 10th anniversary of 9/11/2001 on the Quad At 7pm, hundreds of students gathered on the Quad to remember 9/11. Mr. Madison participated silently and mingled with students thereafter in the candle lighting.
Sept. 16th, 2011 Mr. Madison speaks for a second time at Constitution Celebration on the Commons, JMU. [I attend Montpelier’s Sept. 17th Constitution Day celebration the following day!] From 11am – 1pm, Mr. Madison spoke at and signed US Constitutions for the Constitution Day celebration on the Commons, run by Madison Institutes. Bill Wilson, Director of Madison Institutes
Sept. 29th, 2011 Mr. Madison attends the UPB Late Night Breakfast program for a second time, at EHall, JMU. At 10pm at EHall, Mr. Madison attended the Late Night Breakfast program, this time having his own place at EHall to mingle with students Megan Chandler, UPB coordinator
Sept. 30th, 2011 Mr. Madison attends the Homecoming Pep Rally on the Quad. At 5:30pm, Mr. Madison attends the Homecoming Pep Rally, where hundreds of JMU students gather with family and friends on the Quad. Madison mingles and speaks informally to students.
Oct. 1st, 2011 Homecoming Weekend! For a second time, Mr. Madison attends JMU football game in honor of Homecoming, then attends the CMSS Stompmania Step Show a second time. At 3:30pm, Mr. Madison attended JMU football game, mingling with students and alumni around the seating and perimeter. Then at 7pm, he went to the CMSS Stompmania Step Show where this time, he simply mingled with students and members.
Oct. 3rd, 2011 “An Evening with Mr. Madison” program at Ashby Hall At 8:30pm – 10pm, Mr. Madison held a program at Ashby Hall for about 20 Ashby Hall residents. He spoke about his life, then held a brief question and answer session.  Ashby Hall RA, Jake Glessner
Oct. 8th, 2011 Mr. Madison attends JMU football game At 3:30pm, Mr. Madison attended JMU football game, mingling with students and alumni around the seating and perimeter.
Oct. 15th, 2011 JMU Family Weekend! For a second time, Mr. Madison attends JMU football game in honor of Family Weekend At 9pm, Mr. Madison attended the formal Charity Ball for the ISA program at Festival, mingling with students
Oct. 21st, 2011 Mr. Madison attends formal ISA Charity Ball in Festival, JMU Tenea Lowery, leader of the Center for Multicultural Students Services. Winsie, a friend in attendance who invited the president
Oct. 22nd, 2011 Mr. Madison attends the Sigma Alpha Lambda Bike Charity event in association with Big Brothers, Big Sisters in Harrisonburg, Virginia From 11:30am – 1pm, Mr. Madison attended the Bike Charity event for SAL and Big Brothers, Big Sisters, mingling with many children and parents during the festivities. Evan Balaber, Sigma Alpha Lambda JMU Chapter President (I am a member also of SAL)
Oct. 25th, 2011 Mr. Madison attends and speaks at Mr. Philip Bigler’s Constitution Seminar in a retirement community, then attends as a formal judge for a Talent Show. From 8:30am – 9:30am, Mr. Madison attended and spoke at Mr. Philip Bigler’s Constitution and James Madison program with senior citizens about his life. Then at 7pm, Mr. Madison was a formal judge for a major Talent Show at Grafton Stovall Hall where hundreds of students attended and participated. Philip Bigler, former Director of The James Madison Center at JMU
Kim Sprout, talent show coordinator
Nov. 2nd, 2011 Mr. Madison attends Ms. Andrea Wulf’s talk on her book “The Founding Gardeners”. Article from Breeze also published. After a day of informal mingling about campus, At 7pm, in HHS at JMU, Mr. Madison formally attended Ms. Andrea Wulf’s presentation on her famous book, “The Founding Gardeners”. Mr. Madison met her privately at the reception previous to the talk. Andrea Wulf, author and scholar of the founding era, “The Founding Gardeners”
“Visiting author reveals founding fathers’ gardening passion”
Nov. 12th, 2011 Mr. Madison attends JMU football game At 3pm, Mr. Madison attended JMU football game, mingling with students and alumni around the seating and perimeter.
Dec. 2nd, 2011 Mr. Madison travels to D.C. all day for James Madison’s Montpelier’s Center for the Constitution teacher’s conference, NCSS in D.C. From 8:30am till 4pm, Mr. Madison mingled with teachers from around the country, speaking to and with them about his legacy and Montpelier. Kelly Carmichael Booz, of James Madison’s Montpelier. Jen Patja Howell, of James Madison’s Montpelier
Jan. 4th, 2012 Mr. Madison appears at Auke Bay Elementary School, Juneau, Alaska. Mr. Madison came from 8am-1:30pm at Auke Bay Elementary and spoke for half hour intervals in seven classrooms to students, 3rd – 5th grades. Talking about his life, then having question and answer sessions. Joann Jones, 5th grade teacher
Mar. 16th, 2012 Mr. Madison walks about JMU campus informally in honor of James Madison Day, which is his birthday. Mr. Madison, for a day’s entirety, mingles and speaks to and with JMU students and faculty as he walks about the campus grounds. He received a birthday cake from the dining hall too! “A President’s Impersonator Comes to Class: The Chronicle of Higher Education!!!
Mar. 13th and Apr. 3rd, 2012

 

 

July 4th, 2012

Mr. Madison walks about JMU campus informally.

 

 

 

Mr. Madison walks for the fourth time in the annual Juneau capital city Fourth of July Parade!

Mr. Madison, for a day’s entirety, mingles and speaks to and with JMU students and faculty as he walks about the campus grounds. He was filmed at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts this day as well.

From 11am – 3pm, Mr. Madison walked both in the downtown Juneau and in the Douglas Island Fourth of July Parades. This year he walked with Theatre at Latitude 58 and Juneau Urgent Care.

 2012 Independence Day in Juneau Alaska
Aug. 26th, 2012  Mr. Madison walks about JMU campus informally. Mr. Madison, for a day’s entirety, mingles and speaks to and with JMU students and faculty as he walks about the campus grounds.
Sept. 1st, 2012  Mr. Madison attends JMU football game. At 6pm, Mr. Madison attended JMU football game, mingling with students and alumni around the seating and perimeter.
Sept. 2nd, 2012 Mr. Madison speaks to International students for Student Union. At 3:30pm, Mr. Madison attended the new student orientation for the International Student Union at JMU. He spoke on his own opinions and relationships with countries and people throughout his life.
Sept. 17th, 2012 Mr. Madison speaks for a second time at Constitution Celebration on the Commons, JMU. From 11am – 1pm, Mr. Madison spoke at and signed US Constitutions for the Constitution Day celebration on the Commons, run by Madison Institutes.
Sept. 21st, 2012

 

Oct. 6th, 2012

First TV Interview.

 

 

Mr. Madison attends JMU football game.

Mr. Madison appeared on Constitution TV at 5pm – 5:30pm, interviewed by Bob Corso from WHSV-TV 3.

 

At 1pm, Mr. Madison attended JMU football game for Family Weekend, mingling with students and alumni around the seating and perimeter.

 Watch the Interview…
Oct. 13th, 2012 Mr. Madison visits his home, Montpelier, for an all day interpretation excursion for The Boy Scouts of America. From 9am – 1pm, Mr. Madison was invited to travel to Montpelier (a first official interpretation for James Madison’s Montpelier) to celebrate the Boy Scouts of America for their Stonewall Jackson Area Council Camporee 2012 . The theme was the bicentennial of the War of 1812, and Madison presented the flag, gave a formal speech on the Montpelier grounds, then mingled with over 500 boys and parents for this celebration on the Montpelier grounds. Stonewall Jackson Area Council of Boy Scouts of America
Nov. 7th, 2012 Mr. Madison speaks to Theatre Seminar class. Mr. Madison comes into Theatre Senior Seminar class from noon – 2:30pm to discuss his life, complete with a Senior Seminar paper and photos, for class final project. A discussion followed regarding the art of historical interpretation as a form of education and entertainment. Ms. Pam Johnson, Theatre advisor for project.
Nov. 17th, 2012 Mr. Madison attends JMU football game. At 6pm, Mr. Madison attended JMU football game, mingling with students and alumni around the seating and perimeter.
Nov. 26th, 2012 Mr. Madison surprises the JMU Young Life club with a guest appearance. At 8pm, Mr. Madison, by popular demand, is asked to appear as a special guest at the Young Life Club seminar session. He speaks to a crowd of about 100, to discuss his life and take questions.
Dec. 4th, 2012 Mr. Madison appears at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Mr. Madison, for the JMU tree lighting ceremony, mingles and speaks to and with JMU students and faculty as he walks about the campus grounds.
Dec. 15th, 2012  {Sarah Everett graduates with a Bachelor of Arts Theatre degree at JMU Convocation Center.}  {Sarah Everett graduates from JMU, wearing James Madison clothes. At ceremony, a standing ovation is given as a final mark of many successful Madison interpretations at JMU.} JMU President Jon Alger, speaker at ceremony.
Jan. 8th, 2013 Mr. Madison appears at Auke Bay Elementary School, Juneau, Alaska. Mr. Madison came from 8am-1pm at Auke Bay Elementary and spoke for half hour intervals in seven classrooms to students, 2nd – 5th grades. Talking about his life, then having question and answer sessions. Joann Jones, 5th grade teacher
Feb. – Nov., 2013  *********  [2013, pause in James Madison work for exploration and study in France, Radio and Theatre]  **********
Dec. 13th, 2013 Mr. Madison visits DZ Middle School, Juneau, Alaska. From 1pm – 3pm, Mr. Madison speaks about his life and takes questions from two 8th grade classes. Amy Lloyd, 8th grade teacher
Jan. 8th, 2014 Mr. Madison appears at Auke Bay Elementary School, Juneau, Alaska. Mr. Madison came from 8am-noon at Auke Bay Elementary and spoke for 1 hour intervals in four classrooms to students, 4th – 5th grades. Talking about his life, then having question and answer sessions. Joann Jones, 5th grade teacher
Jan. 31st, 2014 Mr. Madison visits DZ Middle School, Juneau, Alaska. From 1pm – 3pm, Mr. Madison speaks about his life and takes questions from two 8th grade classes. Susan Nachtigal, 8th grade teacher
Feb. 21st, 2014 Mr. Madison appears at Mendenhall River Elementary School, Juneau, Alaska. Mr. Madison came from 12:30pm-3pm to Mendenhall River Elementary and spoke for 2 hours to a large group of students, 4th – 5th grades. Talking about his life, then having a question and answer session. Jennifer Heidersdorf, 5th grade teacher
Mar. 12th, 2014 Mr. Madison visits DZ Middle School, Juneau, Alaska. From 1pm – 3pm, Mr. Madison speaks about his life and takes questions from two 8th grade classes. Special presentation in honor of James Madison’s birthday, March 16th. Jessica Collins, 8th grade teacher
Jun. 30th, 2014 Mr. Madison visits Glacier Valley Elementary School for RALLY, Juneau, Alaska.  From 1:30pm-3pm, Mr. Madison speaks about his life and takes questions from 60 RALLY students. Special presentation in honor of James Madison’s death day, June 28th.  Norma Watt
July 4th, 2014  Mr. Madison walks for the fifth time in the annual Juneau capital city Fourth of July Parade!  From 11am – 3pm, Mr. Madison walked both in the downtown Juneau and in the Douglas Island Fourth of July Parades. This year he walked with Juneau’s public radio stations, KTOO/KRNN/KXLL.  Jeff Brown, KTOO
 Aug. 2014-Apr. 2015  ***************  [2014, pause in James Madison work for intense Theater work]  *************
Apr. 30-May 3, 2015  Mr. Madison makes special appearance in theatrical skit showcase, Calico 2. For five days, Mr. Madison both hosted and performed in a theatrical show, in which he did his own skit about interpretation, and announced as emcee.
 July 4th, 2016  Mr. Madison walks for the sixth time in the annual Juneau capital city Fourth of July Parade!  From 11am – 3pm, Mr. Madison walked both in the downtown Juneau and in the Douglas Island Fourth of July Parades.
 Dec. 2nd, 2016  Guest Speaker for the Daughters of the American Revolution  Asked by the DAR of Juneau Alaska, Mr. Madison came to the December chapter meeting of DAR members and spoke at length for an hour about his life, career and Dolley Madison, opening the floor to have a Q&A included. 3pm-5pm.

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