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October 21, 2011 Governor Names Monroe Museum Trustees

By Clint Schemmer on October 21st, 2011 3:54 pm

Today, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced his appointments to the Board of Regents of the James Monroe Law Office Museum and Memorial Library, the nation’s premier institution devoted to the life and accomplishments of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States.

Click Here for the Official Governor's Announcement

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These individuals received gubernatorial appointments (an asterisk denotes a re-appointment):

· Erma Baker* of Fredericksburg, Assistant Vice President for Business Services at the University of Mary Washington

· Porter Blakemore of Fredericksburg, Associate Professor of History and American Studies at the University of Mary Washington

· Roger C. Braxton, Jr. of Fredericksburg, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the John J. Wright Educational & Cultural Museum

· Peter Broadbent, Jr. of Richmond, Partner with Christian & Barton LLP

· Mary Randolph Corbin* of Corbin

· Kerry Johnson of Midlothian, Environmental Protection Specialist for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

· Justin Loren Logsdon of Alexandria, Manager Partner of Asaph Group LLC

· Dr. James Lucier of Leesburg

· Mary Grace Lucier of Leesburg

· Charles G. McDaniel* of Fredericksburg, Chairman of the Hildrup Companies

· Patrick McSweeney of Powhatan, lawyer

· Barbara Micou of Chester

· The Honorable Helen Marie Taylor of Orange

· Reverend Rita Thompson of Springfield, Senior Assistant Dean of Admission at the University of Mary Washington

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 March 2012 12:29
October 3, 2011 Annual Free James Monroe Lecture

Jeffersons at ShadwellThe annual free James Monroe Lecture will be held on Monday, October 3, at 7 p.m., in the Great Hall at the Woodard Campus Center, University of Mary Washington. This year's speaker is Susan Kern, assistant professor of history at the College of William and Mary. Kern will speak on "Before Monticello: The Virginia of Jane and Peter Jefferson," based on her recent book The Jeffersons at Shadwell, which merges archaeology, material culture and social history to tell the story of the legacy Jefferson inherited from his parents and his birthplace.

The lecture is free and a dessert reception will follow.

Read More about the Jeffersons at Shadwell.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 October 2011 20:55
July 7, 2011 Foundation Mourns Passing of Elizabeth Campbell

By G. William Thomas, Jr.,  President,  James Monroe Memorial Foundation

The James Monroe Memorial Foundation mourns the loss of our dear friend and long time Trustee, Elizabeth Campbell.   

Elizabeth Campbell, Photo by Marina Oberlander

She served faithfully for nearly thirty years before being elevated to Trustee Emeritus.   A dozen years ago,  she and Captain Campbell were honored at the Executive Mansion where she received the James Monroe Good Citizenship Medal.   Captain Campbell received the James Monroe Distinguished Public Service Medal.   The medals were presented on behalf of the Monroe Foundation by then United States Representative Thomas Bliley, Jr.  We remember Elizabeth for her tireless service to freedom and patriotic causes, her devotion to helping the less fortunate by the many selfless ways she and the Captain were always quick to help others, and her absolute "sweetness of spirit" and devotion to her family, her community, and country.  We continue to honor and remember the Campbell Family and may our dear Elizabeth receive the Eternal Rest she so richly deserves.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2011 11:36
July 11, 2011 Elizabeth Campbell Obituary

The James Monroe Memorial Foundation mourns the loss of our dear friend and long time Trustee, Elizabeth Campbell.  

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 September 2011 13:54
July 6, 2011 Governor McDonnell Ceremonially Signs Virginia War of 1812 Heritage Trail

The Honorable M. Kirkland Cox, Chairman of the Virginia Commission on the Bicentennial of the American War of 1812, is pleased to announce that Governor Robert F. McDonnell recently ceremonially signed legislation establishing the Virginia War of 1812 Heritage Trail (HB 1602) and authorizing the issuance of a War of 1812 Commemorative License Plate (HB 1603), both chief patroned by Commission member Delegate Christopher K. Peace.   Click here to view the complete press release.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 July 2011 23:59
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