Mission Statement

The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library is dedicated to the study, interpretation and presentation of the life and times of the fifth President of the United States. Its mission is also to trace the social, political and intellectual influence of James Monroe and to present it within the context of his life through exhibitions, publications, scholarly presentations, community events, and educational programs. As an administrative unit of the University of Mary Washington, the museum contributes to a superior educational environment by serving as a cultural and professional resource for students, faculty, and staff. Reflecting the University’s mission and the personal values of James Monroe, the museum supports adaptive learning, personal achievement, responsible leadership, service to others, and engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society.

Approved by the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors January 23, 2013.