Daniel Preston, editor of the Monroe Papers, will give a present “James Monroe in Paris” at the James Monroe Museum’s First Friday event on 3 November. The lecture will explore Monroe’s time in Paris during 1794 and 1803. Light refreshments will be provided. 908 Charles Street, 6 – 8 PM.
David Head will present the 30th annual Monroe lecture, discussing piracy and privateering in the early 19th century. He is the author of Privateers of the Americas: Spanish American Privateering from the United States in the Early Republic, and is a lecturer at the University of Central Florida. The lecture will be held in Monroe Hall, Room 116, 7 – 9 PM.
The Papers of James Monroe has been awarded a 3 year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Their continued support, combined with that of the University of Mary Washington, enables the preparation and publication of Volumes 7 and 8 of Monroe’s correspondence. These volumes will cover a crucial time of his political career, encompassing his final months as Secretary of State and the early years of his presidency.
The James Monroe Museum is sponsoring the 29th annual James Monroe Lecture on 10 November, 2016. Dr. James Broussard, of Lebanon Valley College, will give a presentation on the evolution of the two-party political system in Monroe’s era. This lecture is free and open to the public, and begins at 7PM.
Filmmaker Eduard Montes-Bradley of Heritage Film Projects continues production of his film “On Monroe Hill,” which explores the history and significance of the former Monroe property, now owned by the University of Virginia and housing Brown College. Monroe Papers editor Daniel Preston is interviewed as part of the film, which will premiere at the Virginia Film Festival in November 2015.
Publication of the Papers of James Monroe, Volume 5
We recently celebrated the publication of Volume 5 of the Monroe Papers, as well as the debut of the recently conserved Monroe silver collection, at the James Monroe Museum in Fredericksburg, VA. Coverage and images are courtesy of the Free-Lance Star.