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 Feburary-June 2017 is available here.



If you missed our Presidents’ Day Presidential Press Conference on February 20, 2017 you can watch it here.


The James Monroe Inauguration Bicentennial CelebrationPhotographer was a resounding success! Thank you to all who participated, and to all who attended! If you were unable to join us an unedited version of the event is available to view here. Please note, the program begins at about 14 minutes into the recording. A photo album of the event is available on Facebook.


Friday, April 7, 6:00-8:00 PM First Friday Curator Talk
Location: James Monroe Museum

JMM Curator Jarod Kearney delves into the collections of the Museum, and showcases artifacts rarely seen by the public.

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments.


Wednesday and Thursday, April 19 and 20, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Colonial Academy
Location: James Monroe Museum and Mary Washington House

Presented in conjunction with Washington Heritage Museums for students in 3rd-5th grades. There will be instruction and discussion on a variety of topics related to the Colonial Era, including reading and writing cursive, architecture, archeology, games, music, and more. Students will spend one day at JMM and one day at Mary Washington House.

Cost: $40/student for both days. Advance registration is required. Contact Michelle Hamilton by email or at 540-373-1569 for registration.


Thursday, April 27, 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM), University of Mary Washington Mary Talks
Location: Hurley Convergence Center Digital Auditorium, UMW

Scott Harris, director of JMM, will present “Revolutionary Idealist: the Life and Legacy of James Monroe.” Registration is required and will open one month prior to the scheduled lecture. For more information, please visit Mary Talks.


Saturday, April 29, 12:00-4:00 PM, James Monroe’s Birthday Celebrationbirthday-2012
Location: James Monroe Museum

Celebrate the 259th anniversary of the birth of our fifth president with James Monroe! Join us for a book talk on the newly reissued The Autobiography of James Monroe with historian William Ferraro. There will also be family friendly activities, music, and refreshments.

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