Thursday, February 6: Black History Month Lecture, “Mapping the Trail to Freedom.”
Tramia Jackson, Director of Education and Public Programs for the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, and Eric Powell, Civil War historian and Instructional Coordinator for Post Oak Middle School, will present on the “Trail to Freedom” project, which documents the history and personal stories of more than 10,000 slaves who passed through Fredericksburg City, Spotsylvania County, and Stafford County between April and September 1862 to journey to free states.
Sponsored by the James Monroe Museum and UMW’s James Farmer Multicultural Center.
7 p.m., Lee Hall Room 411. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, March 12: Women’s History Month Lecture, “Her Dangerous Voice: Female Orators, Gender Trouble, and Public Outrage in the American 1820s.”
Dr. Carolyn Eastman, Associate Professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University, will speak about the reformer Frances Wright, who in 1829 gave dozens of lectures to overflow audiences in cities up and down the East Coast, prompting scandalized newspaper accounts that professed to be outraged by her oratory. Come hear about this scandalous public woman and consider more broadly the gender politics of publicity that created (and continues to create) such anxiety. Sponsored by the James Monroe Museum and UMW’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program.
7 p.m. in Lee Hall, room 411, UMW Fredericksburg campus. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 26: James Monroe’s Birthday Celebration
Join us in the museum garden for cake, punch, and live period music by Doug Marshall and Lauren Smith to celebrate the 256th anniversary of James Monroe’s birth!
1 p.m. in the museum garden. Free and open to the public.
Sunday, June 8: Afternoon Tea in Honor of Elizabeth Monroe
Join us for an elegant afternoon tea in the museum garden to celebrate the June birthday of the elegant Mrs. Monroe. We’ll enjoy tea, sandwiches, and sweets while hearing a presentation by harpist and storyteller Eve Watters on the informal music and stories of the early nineteenth century.
2 p.m. in the museum garden. $20/person ($15 for Friends of the James Monroe Museum). Reservations are required. Call 540/654-1123 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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