Announcing a New Acquisition!

The Museum is pleased to announce a new acquisition: a previously-unknown portrait of James Monroe, complete ca. 1820 and depicting Monroe roughly halfway through his two-term presidency! The portrait will be officially unveiled at the Monroe Birthday Celebration on Saturday, April 25, from 1-3 p.m. Read the press release about the new acquisition! … [Read more...]

Searchable Database of Monroe’s Letters

The Papers of James Monroe project has just published a searchable database of Monroe's letters! Access the database here. … [Read more...]

Watch full-length videos from the James Monroe Symposium

If you missed October's symposium "James Monroe: Life and Legacy," you can now watch full-length videos of several of the presentations. Visit the Papers of James Monroe's YouTube channel to see them! … [Read more...]

“James Monroe at War,” an online lecture by the museum, now on YouTube!

Visit our YouTube channel to view this new online lecture prepared by director Scott Harris! … [Read more...]

JMM and the Papers of James Monroe to Present 2-Day Symposium

The Papers of James Monroe and the James Monroe Museum are pleased to present “James Monroe: Life and Legacy,” a two-day symposium examining the life, legacy and interpretation of the 5th President of the United States. This event will be held October 18-19 on UMW’s Fredericksburg campus. Additional details regarding presentation times and locations will be forthcoming. Read more here. … [Read more...]

Watch C-SPAN’s Program on Elizabeth Monroe Online

If you missed last month's program on Elizabeth Monroe, which featured an interview with Daniel Preston, editor of the Papers of James Monroe, and a segment filmed at the James Monroe Museum, you can watch it online here! … [Read more...]

C-SPAN show on Elizabeth Monroe will feature JMM!

An upcoming episode of C-SPAN’s new series “First Ladies: Influence and Image” will feature the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library. The episode, set to air on C-SPAN on Monday, March 18 at 9 p.m., will focus on First Lady Elizabeth Monroe. The episode will include interviews with Scott Harris, director of the James Monroe Museum, and Daniel Preston, editor of the Papers of James Monroe, as well as footage of the museum. Read the UMW press release about the show here. … [Read more...]

Monroe featured in recent Washington Post magazine article

Happy President's Day! Monroe was prominently featured in Sunday's Washington Post Magazine cover story about two friends on a road trip to visit the sites of presidential deaths. The two authors had a Facebook group in college called "James Monroe is the most underrated president." We agree! Read the article here. … [Read more...]

Read our October E-newsletter

Read our October e-newsletter here. … [Read more...]

September E-Newsletter

Read our September e-newsletter here. … [Read more...]