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On July 4, 2017, Fort Monroe hosted a flag ceremony including participants in period attire, a eulogy of President James Monroe, at talk by Elise Harding Davis on the Rush-Bagot Treaty of 1817, and live period music.

For a brochure on the event, click here.  For more information about the Elise Harding Davis talk, click here.  For pictures of the event, click here.

November 25, 2013 Kerry's Confused Eulogy for the Monroe Doctrine

Kerry's confused Eulogy for the Monroe Doctrine

Click Here to see the article written by Ambassador Jamie Daremblum written on November 25, 2013 regarding a speach by Secretary of State John Kerry.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 23:06
April 21, 2013 - Governor McDonnell Declares April 28, 2012 to be James Monroe Day in Virginia

Click Here to read the Governor's proclamation that April 28, 2013 be recognized as James Monroe Day in the Commomwealth of Virginia.



Last Updated on Sunday, 21 April 2013 20:48
May 12, 2013 - Pictures of Monroe Birthday and Memorial Celebrations

Pictures are now available of the Birthday and Memorial Celebrations on April 27 and April 28, 2013. Click Here for Birthday Celebration. Click Here for Grave Site Memorial.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 November 2013 14:42
September 2, 2012 - 25th Annual James Monroe Lecture: "What We Know that Ain't So: Myths of the War of 1812."

Officers and crew of H.M. Shannon taking the American Ship Chesapeake (June 1813)

Officers and crew of H.M. Shannon taking the American ship Chesapeake (June 1813).


Don Hickey, award-winning author and noted student of the War of 1812, will deliver this year's James Monroe Lecture on Monday, September 24, at 7 p.m.


In this engaging talk, Professor Hickey will explore the leading myths and misconceptions of the war. A question and answer period will follow in which members of the audience are invited to challenge these views and to offer their own myths of the war.


An award-winning author, Professor Hickey has written six books and more than 50 articles on the War of 1812. He is best known for The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict (Bicentennial edition, 2012) and Don't Give Up the Ship! Myths of the War of 1812 (2006). Don also serves as series editor for Johns Hopkins Books on the War of 1812. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois and is a professor of history at Wayne State College in Nebraska.


The lecture is co-sponsored by the UMW departments of History and American Studies and Historic Preservation, and the UMW Center for Historic Preservation. A reception will follow, and three of Don's books will be available for purchase and autographs.


Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center, UMW campus. Free and open to the public.

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 April 2013 20:51
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