Celebrate Monroe’s birthday with us this weekend!

The whole family is invited to join us in our garden this Saturday, April 28, to help us celebrate James Monroe’s 254th birthday! We have a full day of events planned, including cake and punch, a performance of music and stories from Monroe’s era by acclaimed harpist and storyteller Eve Watters, and living history presentations by actor Jay Harrison. The museum will be open free of charge all day (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

11 a.m.: Cake service begins.

11:30 to 12:30: Performance by Eve Watters, “I Love My Love with an ‘A.’” This lively presentation of authentic sounds from the parlors and hearths of Monroe, Jefferson, Madison and their neighbors reveals glimpses of historic everyday Virginia from a fresh and fascinating perspective.

2 p.m. and 4 p.m.: Living history presentations by Monroe character interpreter Jay Harrison.

All at the James Monroe Museum. Free!

Read the UMW press release about this event.

This event is supported by a JumpStart! grant from the Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority (EDA).