September 2013 E-Newsletter

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Fall Events: Annual Welsh Festival and James Monroe Symposium

Summer is winding down and JMM is gearing up for its fall events! Saturday, September 21, noon to 5 p.m.: We'll once again co-sponsor the annual Fredericksburg Welsh Festival in the 900 block of Charles Street. This celebration of Monroe's Welsh heritage includes a Welsh marketplace; live music; history, genealogy and language lessons; folk dancing; storytelling; a poetry contest; and children's activities. For more information, visit the Welsh Festival website. 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. 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 … [Read more...]

Yoga in the Garden starts this Saturday!

Get energized for your weekend with yoga in the museum garden! Drop-in yoga classes with Ren Fields start this Saturday, May 11, at 8 a.m. Classes are open to all ages and skill levels. Read the Free Lance-Star article about this program here. … [Read more...]

Pictures from James Monroe’s Birthday

Here's an album of images from our Monroe Birthday Celebration last weekend (Saturday, April 27): … [Read more...]

Pictures from 2012 Welsh Festival

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Welsh Festival Videos on our YouTube Channel

We have uploaded two videos from this year's successful Welsh Festival to our YouTube channel. Check them out! … [Read more...]

Major Monroe’s History Camp is coming up!

Children ages 7-12 are invited to join us on Monday and Tuesday, July 9 and 10, for the first annual Major Monroe's History Camp! See the event flyer for more information (click to enlarge): … [Read more...]

Tea in honor of Elizabeth Monroe featured in the FLS

Our upcoming tea in honor of Elizabeth Monroe (Saturday, June 9) was featured in the Free Lance-Star! Read the article here. There are a few more spaces available for this event. Find out more information at our events page, and contact us at 540-654-1043 to reserve your space! … [Read more...]

Celebrate Monroe’s birthday with us this weekend!

The whole family is invited to join us in our garden this Saturday, April 28, to help us celebrate James Monroe’s 254th birthday! We have a full day of events planned, including cake and punch, a performance of music and stories from Monroe’s era by acclaimed harpist and storyteller Eve Watters, and living history presentations by actor Jay Harrison. The museum will be open free of charge all day (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). 11 a.m.: Cake service begins. 11:30 to 12:30: Performance by Eve Watters, “I Love My Love with an ‘A.’” This lively presentation of authentic sounds from the parlors and hearths of Monroe, Jefferson, Madison and their neighbors reveals glimpses of historic everyday Virginia from a fresh and fascinating perspective. 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.: Living history presentations by Monroe character interpreter Jay Harrison. All at the James Monroe Museum. Free! Read the UMW press release about this event. This event is supported by a JumpStart! grant from the … [Read more...]

April 2012 E-Newsletter

Read JMM's April 2012 e-newsletter here! … [Read more...]