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.


Friday, September 30, 6:00-8:00 PM: Preview Reception for Political Memorabilia Exhibit 

Location: JMM galleries

Join us on Friday, September 30 from 6:00-8:00 PM for a preview reception for the new exhibit, Conduct in the Public Service: Artifacts of Politics and Government from the Collection of the James Monroe Museum. The exhibit features artifacts from James Monroe’s career as well as the fascinating collection of political cartoons and memorabilia amassed by the Museum’s founding director, Laurence Gouverneur Hoes. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.

Friday, October 7, 6:00-8:00 PM: First Friday History Trivia Night

Location: JMM Garden

Join us for our final First Friday History Trivia night of 2016. We will close out this year’s festivities with celebrity Quizmaster Dr. David A. Sam, President of Germanna Community College. The event is free with a cash bar, prizes, and 50/50 raffle.

Thursday, November 10, 7:00 PM: 29th Annual James Monroe Lecture

Location: UMW’s Hurley Convergence Center Digital Auditorium

Dr. James H. Broussard, Professor of History, Lebanon Valley College, will discuss the evolution of the two-party political system in Monroe’s era. Followed by a Q&A and light refreshments. Free and open to the public.




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