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.


Monday, March 7: Monroe Hill film screening

The free screening of a new documentary film, “Monroe Hill,” by acclaimed filmmaker Eduardo Montes-Bradley. Funded by an award from the Jefferson Trust, “Monroe Hill” traces the roots and historical context of James Monroe’s first home in Albemarle County, and its transformation over a period of three decades until the laying of the cornerstone at the University of Virginia on October 6, 1817. Among contributors to the film are Dan Preston, editor of the Papers of James Monroe; Sara Bon-Harper, executive director of Ash Lawn-Highland; and James Monroe Museum director Scott Harris.

7:00 PM in the Digital Auditorium at the Hurley Convergence Center on the campus of UMW. Free admission. Refreshments and popcorn will be available.

Friday, March 25: In Loving Memory: Donations of Camilla Hoes Pope

The opening of a new exhibit featuring artifacts donated by the late Camilla Hoes Pope, wife of museum co-founder Laurence Gouverneur Hoes.

At The James Monroe Museum. The exhibit will run until the fall of 2016.

Saturday, April 23, 2:00 PM: In the Footsteps of James Monroe walking tour. 

Explore Fredericksburg with G. Scott Walker, director of Hallowed Ground Tours. The tour will meet on the sidewalk in front of 301 Caroline Street (where the Monroe family lived.) and will feature stops at Masonic Lodge #4, St. George’s Episcopal Church and other historic sites.  The tour closes with a reception at the museum.

$25 per person/$15 Friends of JMM. RSVPs requested.

Saturday, April 30: James Monroe Birthday Celebration

The 258th anniversary of the birth of our 5th President. The museum will be open free of charge all day. There will be family friendly activities and treats in the garden including live music, punch, and cake from 1:00-3:00 PM. Let’s Visit James Monroe! author Julia Livi will read aloud from her new children’s book.

1:00-3:00 PM at the James Monroe Museum. Free and open to the public!


Call 540/654-1123 or e-mail Melissa Webb with questions about any of our events!