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  • July 12, 2005 Monroe Site Vote Delayed

    By LAWRENCE LATANE III Richmond Times-Dispatch MONTROSS -- The Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors yesterday postponed voting on a rezoning request that would create more than 100 building lots beside the neglected birth site of fifth President Ja...
  • July 10, 2005 Westmoreland to Weigh Rezoning

    By LAWRENCE LATANE III Richmond Times-Dispatch MONTROSS -- A proposal to carve more than 100 lots from less than 50 acres beside the birth site of America's fifth president leapt unexpectedly from the slow lane to the fast track in Westmoreland County ...
  • July 9, 2005 Paper Trail: Travels of the Declaration of Independence

    By EVE CARR Free Lance-Star AS THE MEMBERS of the Continental Congress filed into Pennsylvania's State House on July 4, 1776, they were prepared for another of Philadelphia's hot summer days. They undoubtedly also anticipated the day would bring more ...
  • May 18, 2005 Monroe Farm Archeological Investigation Stalls

    By BETSY FICKLIN Journal Press The Sunday afternoon reception that followed Westmoreland County Museum’s unveiling of its new John Marshall portrait lasted longer than Museum directors had planned. The comfortable surroundings proved most conducive t...
  • May 1, 2005 Ceremony Marks Monroe Birthday

    By FRANK DELANO Free Lance-Star A controversial plan to build 100 houses next to James Monroe’s birthplace took a polite but temporary back seat Saturday at a Colonial Beach celebration of the great man’s 247th birthday. Monroe, the son of a Westm...
  • April 23, 2005 Monroe Rezoning Hits Snag

    By FRANK DELANO Free Lance-Star An omission in an official notice has sent back to square one a controversial Westmoreland County rezoning case that opponents fear could spoil the county-owned birthplace of President James Monroe. County officials dis...
  • March 13, 2005 Stan Klos to Give JMU Lecture

    By CHRIS WINSLOW Stan Klos, Advisory Board member of the James Monroe Foundation, will give a lecture entitled, "President Who? Forgotten Founders" on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 11am. The lecture, open to the public, will be held at James Madison Univer...
  • February 13, 2005 Big Plans for James Monroe Birthplace

    By FRANK DELANOFree-Lance Star The tangle of Westmoreland County woods where James Monroe was born in 1758 is now the site of a plan to re-create the Colonial birthplace of the fifth president of the United States. In a proposal submitted to the county,...
  • February 9, 2005 Foundation, Miller Consider Birthplace Stamp

    By CHRIS WINSLOW Today, James Monroe Foundation President Bill Thomas and Board of Trustees member Justin Logsdon attended a special ceremony dedicating the President Ronald Reagan commemorative postage stamp at the Ronald Reagan Building and Internatio...
  • January 1, 2005 Scholarship Award Information

    The Foundation introduced the James Monroe Scholarship Award in the Spring of 2001 as part of a continuous effort to promote the life and legacy of James Monroe. Now in its sixth year, the James Monroe Scholarship Award has given over $10,000 to student-w...
  • April 28, 2004 JMMF Commemorates 246th Birthday

    By CHRIS WINSLOW   The James Monroe Foundation commemorated James Monroe's 246th birthday today with an annual wreath laying ceremony at his final resting place in Richmond's Hollywood Cemetary. Governor Warner continued the tradition of naming Apri...
  • April 28, 2004 Legislators, Governor Honor Monroe

    By CHRIS WINSLOW Joining the Foundation's commemoration of the 246th Birthday of James Monroe were legislators serving Virginia at the federal and state governments. At the Foundation's request and in memory of Mr. Monroe, the following remarks were inc...
  • January 1, 2003 Past Ambassador Briefing Series

    On June 25, 2002 the Foundation in cooperation with the World Leaders Symposium Committee offered the first presentation in an Ambassador Briefing Series. It featured Her Excellency Ivon A-Baki, Ambassador to the United States from Ecuador. She presented ...
  • January 1, 2003 Ambassador Briefing Series

    On June 25, 2002 the Foundation in cooperation with the World Leaders Symposium Committee offered the first presentation in an Ambassador Briefing Series. It featured Her Excellency Ivon A-Baki, Ambassador to the United States from Ecuador. She presented ...
  • October 29, 2002 Past Educational Programs

    The Foundation offers an annual lecture given by a distinguished Monroe scholar. One of our most recent lectures comes from Dr. James P. Lucier. In Dispatches from the Revolution, Dr. Lucier discussed what we can learn from the Monroe papers. "The paper...
  • August 7, 2002 Blocking a New Axis of Evil

    August 7, 2002 By CONSTANTINE C. MENGES    A new terrorist and nuclear weapons/ballistic missile threat may well come from an axis including Cuba's Fidel Castro, the Chavez regime in Venezuela and a newly elected radical president of Brazil, all wit...
  • January 1, 2001 Lecture Series Review

    The Foundation offers an annual lecture given by a distinguished Monroe scholar. One of our most recent lectures comes from Dr. James P. Lucier. In Dispatches from the Revolution, Dr. Lucier discussed what we can learn from the Monroe papers. "The paper...