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.
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.
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 in Monroe Hall 116, on the UMW campus. Advance registration required. Please see the Museum’s website for reservation information.
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.