Ash Lawn-Highland is celebrating the Fourth of July and commemorating Monroe’s death on that date. From their website: “Visitors of all ages are invited to this free event with live music, a variety of children’s crafts and activities, and historic games!” Picnics are welcome on the grounds. Please see their website for additional information.
From the website of the James Monroe Museum: “The Colonial Music Institute, the early-American living history musical ensemble of David and Ginger Hillenbrand, will perform a concert of music from James Monroe’s era in the museum garden, featuring instruments of the period. Audience members will enjoy the performance and learn about the music, instruments, and social/historical context of the musical selections. A reception will follow.”
Concert begins at 2 PM, advance registration required. Please see the Museum’s website for reservation information.
28th Annual James Monroe Lecture, “Working toward Stability and Subordination: President James Monroe and the U.S. Army Officer Corps.” 9 November 2015
From the website of the James Monroe Museum: “Samuel Watson, professor of history at the United States Military Academy West Point, will deliver the annual James Monroe Lecture. A reception will follow. The James Monroe Lecture is co-sponsored with the UMW Center for Historic Preservation and the UMW Department of History and American Studies.”
7 p.m., Historic Dining Room at Seacobeck, UMW campus. Free and open to the public.
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.