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, December 2, 6:00 – 8:00 PM: A Monroe Christmas, Holiday Open House
Location: James Monroe Museum

Join us at The James Monroe Museum for our annual Holiday Open House! We will celebrate with cider, Colonial hot chocolate, and cookies, plus seasonal music played on the harp and the Monroe family’s Astor pianoforte. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, December 3, 9:30 AM – Noon: Deck the Halls!
Location: UMW’s Monroe Hall, Room 116

Celebrated floral consultant Jan Williams will inspire you with ideas for dressing your home for the holidays! Ms. Williams will demonstrate how to craft unique decorations using local evergreens and flora in this entertaining and inspiring annual presentation, which has become a mainstay of Fredericksburg’s holiday celebrations. You may be one of the lucky participants chosen to take home one of the designer’s beautiful natural decorations created at the event. Join us as we “Deck the Halls” for the holiday season!

Tickets are $30/person or $25/person for Friends of the James Monroe Museum. Tickets can be purchased by phone 540/654-1043, or e-mail Get yours today!

Friday, January 6, 6:00-8:00 PM – First Friday History Trivia!
Location: James Monroe Museum gallery

Join us and ring in the New Year with History Trivia! Our Celebrity Quizmaster will be Dr. David A. Sam, President of Germanna Community College. There will be snacks, a limited cash bar, and a 50/50 raffle.  Free and open to the public.


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