Our 2013 programs are supported in part by grants from the Stewart Jones Charitable Trust and Clan Munro Association, USA.
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Saturdays, May-June: Yoga in the Garden
Ren Fields and other teachers from Healing Arts Yoga will offer Saturday morning drop-in classes in the museum garden! Get energized for your weekend and connect with nature. Classes will be open to all ages and skill levels. We recommend bringing a yoga mat.
8 to 9 a.m., Saturdays, May 11, 18, and 25 and June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. $12 per class.
This program will allow us to participate in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens initiative.
Wednesdays, May 29/June 12/June 26: “Artifacts after Dark” Talk and Reception
Curator Jarod Kearney will discuss rarely-exhibited artifacts from the museum’s extensive collection, to be followed by champagne and dessert in the museum garden.
7 to 9 p.m. in the museum garden. Advance registration is required. Tickets are $30/person, $50/couple ($25/$40 for Friends of JMM). To RSVP, call 540/654-1043 or send e-mail.
Saturday, June 8: Elizabeth Monroe Birthday Celebration
Nicknamed “la belle Americaine” by the French, Elizabeth Monroe, was known for her elegance and style. We’ll celebrate the June birthday of the lovely Mrs. Monroe with a genteel afternoon tea in the museum garden! Harpist and storyteller Eve Watters will perform a selection of period songs and stories, and interpreters in early-nineteenth-century costume will be on hand to serve tea and speak about the style of the time.
2 to 4 p.m. in the museum garden. Advance registration is required. Tickets are $25/person ($20 for Friends of JMM). To RSVP, call 540/654-1043 or send e-mail.
Monday-Tuesday, July 8-9: Major Monroe’s History Camp
Hands-on history camp for boys and girls ages 7-12. Games, crafts, demonstrations and tours will introduce children to life during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, including the American Revolution and the War of 1812.
9:00 a.m. to noon, James Monroe Museum. $40 per child. Light refreshments served (no lunch). Space is limited to 15 children, so reservations are required. To RSVP, call 540-654-1043 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by June 28, 2013.
Saturday, September 21: Annual Fredericksburg Welsh Festival
This popular street festival honors the Welsh ancestry of James Monroe (through his mother, Elizabeth Jones) with traditional music, dancing, arts, and crafts. The program is co-sponsored by the Welsh Society of Fredericksburg.
Noon to 5 p.m. in the 900 block of Charles Street, Fredericksburg, Va. Admission is a suggested donation of $5/adult or $1/child.
Friday-Saturday, October 18-19: “James Monroe: Life and Legacy” Symposium
This free public program, a joint presentation of the museum and the Papers of James Monroe, features lectures from an array of scholars covering political and cultural themes of Monroe’s life, and concludes with the 26th Annual James Monroe Lecture. Check back with us for further details as they become available!
Go here for a list of speakers and other announcements.
Sponsorship of the program has graciously been provided by the University of Mary Washington, the Papers of James Monroe, the Friends of the James Monroe Museum, the Stewart Jones Charitable Trust and the Paul Mesick Jones Trust (Walter Jervis Sheffield, Trustee).
Saturday, December 7: “Deck the Halls” and “A Monroe Christmas”
Call 540/654-1123 or e-mail email@example.com with questions about any of our events!