Calendar of Events

The museum’s special events are supported by the H. Stewart Jones Charitable Trust; the Paul and Jane Jones Trust, Walter Jervis Sheffield, Trustee; the Fredericksburg Savings Charitable Foundation; the James Monroe Memorial Foundation; and the Friends of the James Monroe Museum.

An electronic version of our Public Programs schedule for 2018 is available here. For recordings of past programs please visit our YouTube channel.

Unless otherwise indicated, all events are free and open to the public.




Please check back for information regarding the rescheduling of this program.
Monroe Conversations: First Ladies
with Elizabeth Monroe and Dolley Madison

The James Monroe Museum presents a conversation between Elizabeth Monroe and Dolley Madison, reflecting on the role of the First Lady in the early 1800s.

The conversation will be moderated by Scott Harris, Executive Director of University Museums. Questions can be submitted by the audience in writing at the event. The program will be webcast courtesy of the University of Mary Washington.



Friday, April 6, 6:00-8:00 PM
First Fridays: Pots and Palettes

Location: James Monroe Museum

Join us as we highlight our exhibit Dynamic Ceramics: Selections from the James Monroe Museum Collection with an evening of pottery painting in the garden! The program will begin with an introduction to the exhibit by JMM Curator and Assistant Director Jarod Kearney, followed by pottery painting led by the staff of Pots and Palletes in Fredericksburg.

Registration is required, $15/person, $10/person for Friends of The James Monroe Museum. Contact Lynda Allen by email or phone 540-654-2111 to register.


Saturday, April 28, 2:00-5:00 PM
James Monroe’s 260th Birthday

Location: James Monroe Museum

Join the fifth president of the United States on his 260th birthday for photo opportunities, music, and cake. Visitors will also have a chance to sit for a silhouette portrait (fee required).


Call 540/654-2111 or e-mail Lynda Allen with questions about any of our events!