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 July-December 2017 is available here.




Thursday, November 9, 7:00-9:00 PM
30th Annual James Monroe Lecture

Location: Monroe Hall, room 116, University of Mary Washington

Speaker David Head, lecturer at the University of Central Florida, will discuss “James Monroe Versus the Spanish American Pirates.” A reception will follow.



Friday, December 1, 6:00-8:00 PM
A Monroe Christmas, Open House

Location: James Monroe Museum

Holiday open house featuring James Monroe, seasonal music played on the harp and the Monroe family Astor pianoforte, and a reception with holiday beverages and treats. Museum Store holiday specials! 


Saturday, December 2, 9:30 AM-noon
(doors open 9:00 AM)
Deck the Halls

Location: Monroe Hall, room 116, University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg decorator Jan Williams shows how to craft beautiful holiday arrangements from local evergreens and flora in this entertaining presentation. Refreshments served and all attendees are enetered to win the decorations created during the event.

Advance registration required. $30/person or $25/person for Friends of The James Monroe Museum. Please contact Lynda Allen, Public Programs Coordinator to purchase tickets by email or by phone at 540.654.2111.


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


PhotographerThe James Monroe Inauguration Bicentennial Celebration was a resounding success! Thank you to all who participated, and to all who attended! If you were unable to join us you can watch the celebration on our YouTube channel here. A photo album of the event is available on Facebook.



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