Check back soon to find more information about the artifacts from our collection that are featured in our new children’s book, Let’s Visit James Monroe!, as well as other items found in our collection.
Two artifacts featured in Let’s Visit James Monroe are the bicorne hat and cockade (to the right and below). The bicorne hat (a hat folded to make two corners) was worn by many European and American officers in armies and navies during the late 1700s and early 1800s. Cockades of red, white, and blue fabric were first worn by French soldiers and civilians during the French Revolution (1789-1799). The French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte, was famous for wearing such a hat. James Monroe purchased his bicorne hat and cockade in Paris while serving as U.S. Ambassador to France (1794-1797).
If you are interested in purchasing a copy or copies of Let’s Visit James Monroe! please contact our Store Manager, Lynda Allen by email or by phone at 540-654-1043. Retail price $15.00.
Please visit Author/Illustrator Julia Livi’s author page here!