News & Events

The Monroe Cipher (Saturday, 6 January)

The James Monroe Museum will host a family-friendly program exploring the use of codes and ciphers during the Early Federal period of American history.  We will look at examples of ciphers used by early diplomats and politicians, and learn to use the Monroe Cipher to encode messages. Led by Monroe Papers staff member Heidi Stello.

908 Charles Street, 10-11:30AM

Papers of James Monroe receives NEH award

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.

Past Events:

Monroe Papers editor to present lecture

Daniel Preston, editor of the Monroe Papers, will 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.

30th Annual James Monroe Lecture: James Monroe Versus the South American Pirates

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